Two arrested after theft of flowers

From Staff Reports

   An Elizabethton man who apparently was trying to "say it with flowers" from Winn-Dixie that he had failed to pay for, was apprehended Thursday by city police after leaving the store, along with a passenger.
   Around 11 p.m., Ptl. Jason McCall and Sgt. Brian Fraley were advised that a shoplifter had left the store in a small white hatchback, which was located at the intersection of Holston Avenue and East K Street. The driver, Maljeet Singh Hayer, 24, was asked whether he had been to Winn-Dixie, to which he replied, "Yes."
   Ptl. McCall then asked Hayer whether he had taken any plants while at the store. Hayer said that he had while his friend, Donald C. Potter, 304 E. K St., was inside the store. Four hanging baskets were found in the trunk of the vehicle. Hayer was escorted back to the store where he was issued a summons for theft.
   Potter was arrested by Sgt. Fraley after he gave the officer a false name and told him he didn't have any identification. An identification card was found on his person, positively identifying him. He was charged with criminal impersonation and theft under $500.