Man arrested after trying to break into coin-operated machine at car wash

Brian Keith Ruiz, 44, has been taken into police custody

SAN ANTONIO – A 44-year-old man has been arrested after police say he attempted to break into a coin-operated machine at a local car wash.

Brian Keith Ruiz has been taken into police custody.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Ruiz allegedly tried to spray paint surveillance cameras just before attempting to pry open the coin-operated machine with a crowbar. 

Police said the same spray-painted surveillance camera actually captured Ruiz in his unsuccessful attempt to steal the money. 

Authorities say he was picked out of a lineup and is also suspected of breaking into two other coin-operated machines as well. 

Ruiz has been charged with criminal mischief exceeding $2500. 

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