Rhode Island Man Arrested After Police Say He Stole A Vending Machine

April 1, 2019

A Rhode Island man was arrested after a police officer reportedly saw him put a Pepsi vending machine at a carwash in his pickup truck, reports Warwick Post. Police reported the man said he was planning to take it for scrap. A district court issued the man a summons for attempted larceny, greater than $1,500.


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