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smontanaro
February 25th, 2010, 11:03 PM
Saw this sad piece of news on the Swimming World site: Melissa Belote Ripley Has Olympic Gold Medals Stolen (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/23536.asp?q=Melissa%20Belote%20Ripley%20Has%20Olym pic%20Gold%20Medals%20Stolen).

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orca1946
February 26th, 2010, 11:53 AM
I just read this also !! Somebody in a random theft took them with other small stuff. I would hope they would leave them on the front step for her, but will soll them for cheap at some gold dealer who does not care !

ViveBene
February 26th, 2010, 04:54 PM
I just read this also !! Somebody in a random theft took them with other small stuff. I would hope they would leave them on the front step for her, but will soll them for cheap at some gold dealer who does not care !

These medals are singularly identifiable; her name is engraved on them. Dealers DO care and DO NOT want to deal in stolen property.
And thieves have confreres who are willing to snitch.

elise526
February 26th, 2010, 08:17 PM
Hopefully the crook has a significant other who will be appalled by such a thing and rat him/her out. This happened around here recently. A guy broke into a bunch of neighbors' cars about a block over and stole various CDs and other things. He bragged about it to his girlfriend. The girlfriend was appalled by it all and told the police. The police were able to recover almost everything and return the property to the rightful owners.

Stevepowell
February 27th, 2010, 12:12 PM
At the other end of the spectrum:

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-17251999.html