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Scott Posey Renfore
Scott Posey Renfore

Credit: Hall County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Hall County Sheriff's Office

A College Park man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing a safe from a Flowery Branch restaurant Thursday, leaving it in the woods for five days and returning to try to crack it, authorities said.

Scott Posey Renfore, 35, is accused of breaking into the Fish Tales Restaurant located within Hideaway Bay Marina on Mitchell Street and stealing a safe, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The release said he cut through the restaurant’s beer cooler to enter the building, and he hid the safe in a heavily wooded area on the property.

Restaurant employees told authorities they found the safe before deputies arrived and retrieved money and other valuables from the safe, the release said. They left the safe where they found it.

Five days later, Renfore was allegedly seen by employees on the property, attempting to get into the safe, the release said. They called 911 and deputies arrested him.

Deputies said Renfore had a bag of tools on him when he was arrested, including a saw, a drill, gloves, drill bits and a crow bar.

He’s been charged with criminal trespass of property, second-degree burglary and possession of tools of the crime of burglary, Hall County Jail records show.

The release said Renfore has an outstanding warrant from Cobb County as well.

He remains in the Hall County Jail on a $17,100 bond, according to jail records.

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