Man does $4K damage to parking meters for $30

Published 1:30 pm Saturday, October 31, 2015

GREENSBURG, Pa. — Police said a Pennsylvania man caused $4,000 in damage to parking meters he knocked down for the $30 in coins inside.

Police said 51-year-old Allen Delgrosso was captured on surveillance video taking the four meters from a Greensburg parking lot Oct. 8.

Authorities said Delgrosso backed his truck into a pole holding the meters. They said that loosened the meters enough that he could remove them and put them in his pickup.

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Police said it took a few days to find the truck, but they pulled over Delgrosso once they identified his license plate.

They said he told them he only got $30 in change from the meters.

The Jeannette man is charged with theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for him.