Coke run-in ends with Houma man’s arrest

Leray T. Vito, 43, of Verrett Street in Houma, may have ultimately intended to buy the world a Coke, but his attempt to swipe money from a soda machine landed him in jail on criminal charges, Houma Police reported.

Officers responded to a business burglary shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday at a business in the 7500 block of Main Street. They encountered Vito, kneeling next to a damaged Coke machine, attempting to hide from police, Police Chief Dana Coleman said.

Vito admitted he tried to get money out of the machine.

Police charged Vito with unauthorized entry to a business and criminal damage to a coin-operated device.

Leray T. Vito