Homeless man caught attempting to break into vending machine

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - A homeless man was caught while allegedly trying to break into a vending machine in Pitt County

It happened Wednesday around 1:30 a.m.

Greenville Police said they responded to the Wash House on Stratonsburg Road for an alarm. When they arrived the found Emmett Lang, 40, inside of the building.

Police spoke with the owner of the Wash House who said he saw Lang attempting to break into the vending machine on surveillance video.

The video apparently showed Lang trying to pry that machine open but was unsuccessful, officials said.

Lang was arrested for damaging property.

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