Copper has been the favorite choice of thieves in the past, causing thousands of dollars in damage to collect a few dollars for it.  Now it seems that they are stealing brass.  They are removing fire department connections from the outsides of buildings, leaving the structures at risk in case of a fire.  These type of thefts are happening in Altamonte Springs frequently.  This is not just a simple theft, it is being taken seriously as as it is a third-degree felony.