October 1, 2014

Appleton police say man disabled air conditioning units

WRN photo

WRN photo

Appleton police say a 52-year-old man was bicycling around the Fox Cities and stealing parts from air conditioning units – because he doesn’t like air conditioning. “He told investigators that he doesn’t like air conditioning, and that he had just started taking out the control switches to disable the air conditioning units,” said Sergeant Dave Lund.

Lund said the suspect told police that he rode his bike around the Fox Cities, targeting random homes and businesses in Appleton, Menasha and the Town of Menasha, Grand Chute and Neenah. “It’s a pretty extensive area that he was biking in and disarming…air conditioning units. He indicated that he simply tossed the components away after taking them out.”

Lund said they’re asking people to check their air conditioning, if they haven’t used it yet this summer, to make sure the switches are still there.

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