Texas police investigating big crime with small payoff

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Published 10:29 am, Saturday, March 25, 2017

Nobody really likes shoveling change into parking meters. Some people downright hate it.

But, someone in Fort Worth has taken that dislike to a whole new level.

Police in the city are trying to figure out who has stolen at least 35 parking meters from city streets over the last month.

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Officer Daniel Segura told WFAA-TV that some meters were cut clean off the post, while others were yanked out of the pavement.


It’s a bizarre crime that’s costing the city money beyond the small amount of revenue in each meter. A parking meter can cost $800 and sometimes more to replace.

The money kept inside the meters – around $10 to $15 at a time – is the likely motive.

To Segura, that’s a small profit for a crime that can cause big trouble.

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