Church pastor to air conditioning thieves: ‘It’s hot where you’re going’

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AKRON, Ohio (WJW/CNN/KAKE) -

Someone stole the air conditioning unit from an Ohio church about three weeks ago, the church pastor says. 

WJW reports it was a $3,500 loss for the Akron Alliance Fellowship Church. 

“It was a brand new unit that we had just put in. We hadn’t even made the first payment on it yet, it had only been in a few days,” Brown said told the Cleveland Fox Station.

The church called Akron police to report the theft.

“They cut the wires nicely, they cut the tubing with a tubing cutter. They had to know what they were doing. It had to be at least two, because one person would not have been able to pick it up.”

In the meantime, the church put up a new sign that reads (with a couple grammatical errors): "Whoever stole our A C Unit: Keep it. Its hot where your going."

Brown said the meaning is clear.

“That you are wrong and staying on this path will only get you one place. And we don’t want you to go there. Our desire is to even see him at our church one day.”

Bible studies and services will continue, despite the heat. The church plans to hold an offering plate this Sunday to help replace the unit.