>so, yesterday i went down to the laundry room in my building and came across the total devastation of two washers and two dryers. all 4 machines were completely unhooked from all hoses and cables and turned upside down in the middle of the room. their throats were practically slit in order to get at the quarters hidden inside. someone had taken the machines apart and dismantled the coin slides and tossed them to the side, then the tried to pry the coin box out, and when that failed they turned the machines over and pretty much shook all the quarters out of them. i called the management, and they said that this has become an epidemic. in the past week, this has happened in 5 of the buildings they own. they also told me that all of the laundry rooms are secure in each of the buildings so that only residents of that building can get into them. this means that these are all separate incidences and not part of an organized crime syndicate. so i can only draw a couple of conclusions from this: a) there are a lot more tweakers around than you realize and/or b) that this economy is even worse off than anybody has let on.