Cambridge Man Steals 123 Parking Meters
BOSTON -- A Cambridge man was arrested and charged with stealing 123 parking meters from city streets.Thomas Gannon, 37, was arraigned in Cambridge District Court on Tuesday, WCVB-TV in Boston reported.
Prosecutors said Gannon cut the tops off of the meters, leaving the posts behind."Over the past year, the city of Cambridge has suffered losses of approximately $100,000 due to the theft of parking meters," prosecutor Kate Cimini said.
Police said they think Gannon might have stolen meters from other cities."The meters were damaged and the internal plastic coin cylinders were missing from most of them," Cimini said.Prosecutors said Gannon has a lengthy police record, including nine convictions and five defaults.Police found the parking meters in Gannon's home when they went to serve a warrant on him out of Malden, the television station reported.