LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - Copper thieves have struck at a Lake County Middle School, leaving some student athletes in the dark.
"Here you have kids and adults in the community trying to do something to make a difference with our youth and then somebody does things like this," said Lt. Michael Macmaster of Clermont police.
Police say whoever committed this crime knew exactly what they were doing.
Cops said stealing copper wires is dangerous and
The thieves cut the power before removing the wiring.
Investigators say this case is challenging.
"The gauge and type of copper is
If they had that information, investigators could run it through a database, and possibly track the copper.
They're also having a tough time narrowing down the exact time it happened.
Police said in order to repair the
It is unknown how the theft will affect the youth football league's schedule.
Investigators said the league has insurance.