According to reports from the Norristown Police Department, officers were flagged down in the area of West Main and Hamilton streets at approximately 1:20 p.m on Thursday, March 7, by a passing motorist. The driver reported that a "large air conditioner" was currently lying in the middle of the 400 block of Hamilton Street just north of West Main Street.
On the scene, officers discovered the York brand industrial heat pump lying next to a black Land Rover with what appeared to be fresh damage to its driver's side door, wheel well and bumper, apparently from the heat pump striking it. Police say scrape marks in the street indicated that the pump had slid from the intersection into the parked Land Rover. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and confirmed the damage was new.
A witness at the scene told police she was at the CVS at 1200 West Main Street when she observed a truck pulling a flat trailer turn onto Hamilton Street from West Main Street. On the trailer was an identical heating unit to the one left on the scene. The witness was unable to describe the make or model of the truck and did not record the license plate number.
Norristown Public Works crews were called to remove the heating unit from the scene.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977.