Adding to an incredible parking meter mess today, about 50 coin-fed parking meters in the three North Side neighborhoods were vandalized today.
Coin slots in Andersonville, Edgewater and Uptown were clogged with an adhesive thought to be glue or putty, Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said. The putty is removable "if they have something to scrape it with," Perez said.
The meters have also been sprayed with silver paint, the Chicago Breaking News Center reported, adding that officials were at the scene as of 12:45 p.m.
The meters are in the 5100 block of North Clark Street, the 5500 block of North Sheridan Road, the 1000 block of West Argyle Street, the 4900 block of North Winthrop Avenue and the 4900 block of North Kenmore Avenue.