Dolores Grissom, 79, has died in her home nearly two days after she reported that her air conditioning unit had been stolen. She succumbed to heat exhaustion in Oak Cliff, Texas, due to the current weather conditions that are plaguing the state.
Apparently Mrs. Grissom is far too aware of the theft because this is the 3rd time that her, and her son’s unit was stolen. It was behind the house and had a cage over it, that was locked.
A neighbor of hers, Caroline Ware, said that she had offered her home to the mother and son, but that they were comfortable in their own home and refused the offer. This is one of the many thefts that occur in this neighborhood. It is assumed that these units are taken to pawn shops, which is truly sad. This poor woman dies, while her air conditioning unit was most likely sitting in a pawn shop, unused.