Thieves stealing brass hardware on fire equipment in Texas

The brass caps are smaller than a dollar bill and weigh less than a pound


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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — An unusual rash of thefts has been happening in the Medical Center in certain parking garages. But it's not people who are being robbed. Rather, thieves are ripping off the fire equipment.

KENS 5 has learned that thieves are stealing the brass hardware for a quick buck.The brass caps are smaller than a dollar bill and weigh less than a pound. But if one is missing in the event of a fire, it could cost precious seconds.

Police at the UT Health Science Center say thieves are snatching the brass caps off fire hose valves found in stairwells. If those caps are missing," said San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood, "there could be debris or garbage in there. And it's going to impede the flow of the water."

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