Man charged with vandalizing school air conditioners - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man charged with vandalizing school air conditioners

Jesse James, photo courtesy the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Jesse James, photo courtesy the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

(WMC-TV) – A Memphis elementary school's air conditioners were damaged by a man stealing copper just before Christmas, according to court records.

Police say three units at Coro Lake Elementary School were vandalized when a man ripped the copper out of their compressors in December. Investigators say all three air conditioners are worth $9,000.

Officers eventually determined that a man named Jesse James was behind the theft and arrested him on New Year's Day at a motel on Third Street.

James has been charged with theft and vandalism.

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