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Large number of downtown Bloomington parking meters vandalized

Police looking for who is responsible
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Posted at 4:03 PM, Oct 23, 2019

BLOOMINGTON—Bloomington Police have an unusual case on their hands.

An estimated 125 downtown parking meters were found vandalized Wednesday, including all of the meters on the downtown courthouse square, according to a Bloomington Police public information officer.

Who did it and why are the questions police are trying to answer, while city workers make repairs to the meters.

Bloomington Police Captain Ryan Pedigo says the meters were covered with green and pink spray paint and coin slots were filled with expanding foam.

Pedigo says damage is estimated at $5,000. Replacement parts have been ordered and repairs are expected to be made quickly.

Police are looking at surveillance video from downtown businesses in an effort to find those responsible for the vandalism.

Meanwhile, people parking at the downtown meter spots will not be ticketed.

If you have any information that could be of help to Bloomington Police, call Detective John Muscato at: 812-349-3326