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Forget copper -- police say this thief tampered with neighbor's AC unit to get high

ST. PETERSBURG — The woman thought the man hanging out near her neighbor's air conditioning unit Tuesday evening might be trying to steal it.

So she called 911.

But when officers arrived, they discovered what the man, Henry Carrar, 28, actually was up to: getting high, according to a police report.

Carrar dismantled hoses from the air conditioning unit at 4421 Iris St. N in order to "huff" the Freon gas, police said.

He was arrested on charges of grand theft. They also discovered a handful of other air conditioning units in the neighborhood that had been tampered with, police spokesman Mike Puetz said.

Officers are still investigating whether Carrar could be connected to those incidents, Puetz said.

Carrar remained in the Pinellas County Jail on Wednesday in lieu of $4,000 bail.

Forget copper -- police say this thief tampered with neighbor's AC unit to get high 07/18/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 1:45pm]
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