Mobile, Alabama

Location: Mobile, Alabama
Theft date: August 6
Value of stolen items: Estimated damage about $60,000

Copper piping from the main water line at LeFlore High School was stolen for the third time in the last six weeks. Authorities said the pipes in a mechanical room were cut live and as a result, 10 classrooms flooded. Officials have estimated damages of at least $60,000, but after determining whether the heating and cooling system was ruined, that figure may be closer to $500,000 in damages.