This was a sophisticated operation, too. A closer examination of the machines, which were labelled as selling "PENS," showed that they were originally used to dispense tampons before, presumably, someone stole and modified them to dispense crack pipes -- or to the perpetually clueless, uncomfortable glass tampons. Users would deposit eight quarters and receive a small glass pipe and a filter in return. In order to help the machines blend in better, they were installed in the concrete and provided contact details for a maintenance line. The number was fake, for reasons that should be obvious.
It's not known who installed the machines, but local officials have warned residents to stay vigilant and alert the authorities if they see any suspicious-looking construction crews -- but not before asking them if they wouldn't mind patching up the roads while they're at it.
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