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2 people arrested for spraying foam sealant into St. Pete parking meters

Posted at 7:53 PM, Nov 08, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Police arrested two people for vandalizing dozens of parking meters in downtown St. Petersburg.

Earlier in the week, police shared photos of the parking meters being sprayed with foam sealant.

On Friday, police arrested 34-year-old Nicholas Windholz and 32-year-old Kiersten Lyons. Windholz faces three felony counts of criminal mischief and Lyons faces one count of felony criminal mischief, St. Pete police said.

RELATED: St. Pete Police looking for vandals who damaged more than 70 parking meters

Windholz =3 counts of felony criminal mischief ,Lyons = 1 count felony crim. mischief.

— St. Pete Police (@StPetePD) November 9, 2019

The downtown St. Pete parking meters were vandalized three times over the last two weeks. Police shared their frustrations earlier in the week after more than 70 meters were damaged.

"This is a waste of time, resources and taxpayer money. It might seem like a silly prank, but this is no laughing matter," Sandra Bentil with St. Petersburg Police said earlier in the week.