You'd think the parking-meter lease would get more popular over time, wouldn't you? Nope:
Twenty of the 90 kg electronic parking pay machines have been stolen throughout Chicago since Sept. 17, police department spokesman Roderick Drew said in an e-mail. It isn't known how much cash may have been taken from the stolen machines, he said.
"Area 5 Detectives have been working with LAZ Parking to address this issue. Residents who witness vandalism or suspicious behavior should call police immediately," Drew said.
Yes, so if you see someone walking down the street lugging an automated parking machine, you know what to do.