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Police: Suspect tried to take police clock

May 24, 2012 at 2:48 PM   |   Comments

PANAMA CITY, Fla., May 24 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a man arrested for possessing a stolen shopping cart allegedly tried to take a clock from the police station wall.

Panama City police said they were called to the Hathaway Bridge around 3 a.m. Tuesday and they arrived to find Dennis Baugham, 51, and Michael Marquez, 34, fighting near the bridge, WJHG-TV, Panama City, reported Thursday.

Investigators said the men were found to be in possession of a shopping cart taken from a store a few miles from the scene and other suspected stolen items including a tent, camping stove and camping fuel.

The men were taken to the Panama City Police Station, where officers said Marquez swiped a clock from the wall of an interview room and tried to hide it in his backpack.

Baugham and Marquez were both charged with possession of the stolen shopping cart and Marquez was charged with an additional count of petty theft.

The men were taken to the Bay County Jail.

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