PRAIRIEVILLE — The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who attempted to steal an ATM machine from a Prairieville bar Saturday by dragging it out of the building with a tow strap, Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said.
The man’s efforts didn’t pay off though — the machine was found in the parking lot with its money drawer still intact, Bacala said in a news release.
Footage from a surveillance camera shows the man coming through the front doors of Spanky’s Bar, located at 17316 Airline Highway, and quickly wrapping a tow strap around an ATM machine near the front door.
The ATM, pulling an adjacent arcade gaming machine out along with it, was dragged from the bar, causing severe damage to the front of the business, Bacala said.
Both machines were found abandoned in the parking lot, the Sheriff’s Office news release said.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office by calling (225) 621-4636 or texting 847411 or calling Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.