Accused fountain thief busted
BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a man they believe is responsible for a series of bizarre thefts that have targeted homes and lawn and garden stores.
Christopher Fatheree, 28, was arrested on a list of charges related to burglaries last week. His alleged crime spree has him in jail on a $140,000 bond.
Among the crimes Fatheree faces charges for is the theft of fountains from Harb's Oasis on Coursey Blvd. The store owner showed WBRZ surveillance video showing what appears to be at least one man, now identified as Fatheree, putting 400 pound fountains in a truck and driving away in the middle of the night.
Fatheree is also accused of rummaging through vehicles in the Lakes at Jamestown subdivision.
Authorities said Fatheree used a stolen credit card and was apprehended trying to break into another vehicle when he got locked out of the first car he stole.
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