To be fair, he told police he needed the money to fill his prescriptions and to feed his dogs.

Cory A. Murray, 39, of 1300 Oakland Rd. NE, #1512, was arrested just after 8 p.m. yesterday after he was spotted climbing around in the fountain at Mercy Medical Center by a security guard there, police reported. His clothes were soaking wet, and his pockets bulging from the $17.35 in coins he pilfered. After attempting to run, officers caught him and arrested him. He was also charged with intoxication and interference with official acts.

I wonder how long the guy was rummaging around in there…must have taken awhile to grab all those nickels and dimes.