AC units at food bank destroyed

Sunday, March 28, 2010 5:50 PM
Last updated Friday, May 28, 2010 9:51 PM
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An area agency that feeds the poor had four air-conditioning units, valued at $23,000, destroyed late Thursday or early Friday when thieves removed the copper from them, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report.

"They took the covers off very neatly, laid them to the side and clipped all the copper lines," Mike Firmin, executive director of Golden Harvest Food Bank, said Sunday.

The thieves cut a chain-link fence to get to the units, Firmin said.

They also destroyed two units at a neighboring business, he said.

The units cooled offices at the food bank's headquarters in the 3300 block of Commerce Drive.

"The good thing is at least the weather is mild now. It's not August or the dead of winter," Firmin said.

The food bank will pay an insurance deductible and have the units replaced, Firmin said.

Golden Harvest distributes food to the needy in 30 Georgia and South Carolina counties and operates the Master's Table, a soup kitchen in downtown Augusta.

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Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/28/10 - 05:02 pm
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I hope they catch the scum

I hope they catch the scum that did this and give them nice, long prison sentences. They have got to be the lowest from of pre-humans in the area.

KSL
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KSL 03/28/10 - 05:28 pm
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I definitely agree with you,

I definitely agree with you, Fiat. They rank up there with the scum who steals food from animal shelters.

disssman
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disssman 03/28/10 - 06:47 pm
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But I'll bet the radar units

But I'll bet the radar units didn't see anything. What is important, speed traps or neighborhood safety? Hurry election time.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 03/28/10 - 08:09 pm
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Crackheads are so heartless

Crackheads are so heartless sometimes.

brimisjoshan
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brimisjoshan 03/28/10 - 08:18 pm
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You know the irony of this is

You know the irony of this is that they are probably people who utilize the food either directly or indirectly from Golden Harvest. It's like biting the hand that feeds you.

terry67
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terry67 03/28/10 - 10:46 pm
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If/when they catch them they

If/when they catch them they need to put em in an unairconditioned cell! Nice and hot!

methree
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methree 03/29/10 - 04:16 am
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i'll bet they're the first

i'll bet they're the first ones in line for the free food, too!

JohnQPublic
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JohnQPublic 03/29/10 - 05:47 am
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The dirty dogs! I agree.

The dirty dogs! I agree. They probably scoped out the units when they went there for food.

ripjones
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ripjones 03/29/10 - 07:49 am
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Too bad they didn't get

Too bad they didn't get electrocuted. Dang...

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