James Brown, 34, faces numerous counts of theft. Police say Brown was apparently targeting the air conditioning units for their expensive copper wiring.
Cool Down St. Louis is seeking donations, in the wake of summer, to help the poor and disabled to keep cool.
$10 million in aid approved should help up to 60K pay their AC bills.
The high overnight temperatures don’t offer the necessary relief from the heat.
Expert says regular maintenance is key to keeping units working optimally.