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Local 10 News viewer delivers A/C unit to burglary victim

Lois Summers, 76, used 2 fans inside home after unit stolen

A 76-year-old woman who was sweltering inside her Miami home after her air conditioning unit was stolen is thanking a Local 10 News viewer who delivered her a brand new unit Wednesday free of charge.
A 76-year-old woman who was sweltering inside her Miami home after her air conditioning unit was stolen is thanking a Local 10 News viewer who delivered her a brand new unit Wednesday free of charge.

MIAMI – A 76-year-old woman who was sweltering inside her Miami home after her air conditioning unit was stolen is thanking a Local 10 News viewer who delivered her a brand new unit Wednesday free of charge.

Lois Summers is a widow who lives on a fixed income. She said thieves snatched her A/C unit straight from the pipes and cement outside her home.

As first reported on Tuesday, her only relief was a pair of fans, which only blow warm air because her windows are kept shut for security.

"I saw your story there, and I just felt like I needed to help out," Bill McGuire told a thankful Summers.

"Thank God for life is all I can say," said Summers. "It's been hard but I'm going to be better now I think -- now with the cool A/C."

McGuire isn't in the A/C business, but had the system sitting around, boxed up after a failed remodeling project.

"Eight years in my warehouse, just waiting for this time, and this was the time," said McGuire.

McGuire knows a licensed A/C installer who has plans to show up Thursday to get the system up and running, free of charge. Summers is also expected to have a security cage installed so another theft doesn't happen.

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