The newspaper said Sunday that the unidentified suspect in the incident crashed a truck into the machine at a Fort Worth gas station, managing to knock the machine's collection box free. Yet the apparent would-be thief simply fled the scene without taking the booty.
The Aug. 2 incident marked the second time such a botched theft occurred at the Fort Worth station this year, the Telegram said.
The newspaper said a few weeks ago, the station's car wash was targeted by a would-be robber who again left behind a collection box full of coins after it was broken free.
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