The incident was captured on the daycare's security cameras, although the quality of the images is not ideal. A few stills from the footage show a suspect believed to be responsible for the theft and are provided above. The daycare authorities and the Gladstone Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying the culprit. Anyone who recognizes the individual based on their build, tattoos, or other distinguishing features is urged to contact Kids Kingdom or the Gladstone Police promptly.
Raylene, an employee at the daycare, expressed her shock and dismay over the incident. "He left us with no A/C this morning for the children. People are just awful and need to get a job!" she exclaimed, clearly frustrated by the audacity of the thief.
The air conditioner was repaired the next morning and Kids Kingdom was open for business by mid day. With temperatures soaring outside, the absence of the air conditioner would have made it difficult for Kids Kingdom Daycare to provide a comfortable environment for the children. The stolen air conditioner was a crucial component in ensuring a safe and pleasant atmosphere, particularly during the hot summer months.