PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A man and woman are facing federal indictment for attempting to break into a fee collection box at an entrance to Crater Lake National Park.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that an indictment filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Medford says the pair tried repeatedly to break open the container during an early morning in November. Visitors deposit a fee of $10 per vehicle in the collection container before entering the park.
Court documents say the couple employed a drill, hammer, crowbar and Ford Taurus in their attempt to get into the collection box. When that didn’t work, they reportedly returned the next day with a reciprocating saw.
U.S. National Park Service ranger Shane A. Rogers says the couple was caught on surveillance video and was able to access some of the cash.