Air Conditioner Is Stolen Shortly After Ohio Church Installs It The Akron Alliance Fellowship church paid $3,500 for the new unit. The sign outside the church reads: "Whoever stole our AC unit - Keep it. It's hot where you're going."
NPR logo

Air Conditioner Is Stolen Shortly After Ohio Church Installs It

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/762643543/762643544" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Air Conditioner Is Stolen Shortly After Ohio Church Installs It

Air Conditioner Is Stolen Shortly After Ohio Church Installs It

Air Conditioner Is Stolen Shortly After Ohio Church Installs It

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/762643543/762643544" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Akron Alliance Fellowship church paid $3,500 for the new unit. The sign outside the church reads: "Whoever stole our AC unit - Keep it. It's hot where you're going."

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. The Akron Alliance Fellowship church in Ohio had just bought a brand new air conditioner - $3,500 they paid. And then someone broke in and stole it. Church leaders got angry the best way they knew how. On the marquee sign out front, they wrote, whoever stole our AC unit - keep it. It's hot where you're going. Pastor Gus Brown later said the church is willing to forgive if the crooks make amends.

Copyright © 2019 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.