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Man accused of stealing air conditioners

AVON PARK - An Avon Park man apparently prepared Tuesday the wrong way for the hot summer, according to an arrest report released Wednesday. David Carroll Rimer, 52, 2440 E. Lake Bonnet Road, Avon Park, was arrested Tuesday by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with felony retail theft. The arrest came after Wal-Mart in Avon Park reported that a loss prevention associate saw Rimer removing four air conditioners from Wal-Mart and then leaving the store without paying for the items, the report said. Wal-Mart has video of the theft, the report said.
Rimer remained in the Highlands County jail as of press time with no bond being set.