We're guessing this person was quite determined...yet, epic fail.

Kennewick police say Tuesday night, someone tried to use an acetylene torch to break into the coin box at the Steptoe Car Wash.

The perp caused damage to the coin machine, but was not able to obtain access. Authorities say anyone who might have seen any suspicious activity is urged to call (509)-628-0333. All leads are confidential.

If it's the type of system we're thinking of, the suspect probably had to have created quite a bit of light or at least an intense glow from the torch trying to cut into the box.