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City police eventually solved that case when they found the severed heads piled up in a homeless camp and made an arrest.
Now they’re releasing surveillance images of the latest suspected parking meter pilferer.
“We believe he is transient. He does frequent the downtown area, but hopefully once this photograph gets blasted out on the news tonight we’ll be able to figure out exactly who he is,” said Stockton Officer Joseph Silva.
Not only is this trend of thefts disturbing, t’s also costly for the city of Stockton.
Each topless meter represents about $800 worth of replacement fees, installation fees and missing revenue.
Just multiply that by the 682 that have been sliced off with pipe cutters or pried off in the last year and the cost adds up to almost $546,000.