CAMBRIDGE -- Police allege that the stolen parking meters had almost overtaken Thomas Gannon's Plymouth Street apartment: stuffed into a closet, hidden under a blanket, and sitting in plain view in the living room.
Officers said that when they knocked on Gannon's door Monday night to serve an unrelated arrest warrant, they couldn't help but see parking meters piled in his second-floor apartment. In all, police said they carried out 123 meters that had been cut off poles in Cambridge and Somerville over the last year.
Uh oh. Now I need to make sure the cops don't find out about my traffic light collection.