SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WHBL) - Five Sheboygan men are facing charges for stealing a vending machine, destroying it and stealing nearly $100 in change from the machine. 47 year old Roy Reise and his 18 year old son, Ryan, are both charged with misdemeanor theft for allegedly renting a van, stealing a vending machine from in front of Thai Café on Monday and hiding it in an alley. According to the criminal complaint, the men asked 21 year old Adam Benirshke to assist them in picking up the machine, throwing it into the back of the rental van and, finally, placing it in an alley north of Erie Avenue. That’s where 19 year old Gary Mason and 3 teenagers, who have not yet been charged, carried the machine into a nearby basement, where Adam and Gary took sledgehammers, destroyed the machine, took the money, and left. Benirshke and Mason were both charged with criminal damage to property. All five men could spend 9 months in prison if convicted.
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