RECTOR, Ark. (KAIT) -Employees and patrons at a Region 8 library want vandalizers to stay away.
According to a Facebook post, the Rector Public Library reported someone stole the freon from their air conditioning unit.
This isn’t the first time this has happened, with a prior incident happening in June.
Employees said they knew something was wrong when the children’s room wasn’t cooling.
After the first theft, library staff had Entergy put a lock on the fence. They also placed a camera inside the fence line to catch who was doing it if they came back.
The post said the thief not only stole the freon, they also cut the straps holding the camera and took it.
Now, staff will have to replace both, cutting into their budget for books, DVDs and children’s programs.
If you know anything about this crime, contact the Rector Police Department at 870-595-2423.