Three Olympic medals stolen in Laguna Hills burglary
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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. — Police are searching for two individuals who stole Olympic medallions belonging to a Laguna Hills man.
Kobe Sperry of Laguna Hills told KTLA he was surprised to find the gold medal he won in the 2012 freestyle wrestling at the 2012 Olympics in London had been stolen from him.
“This is like finding my lucky penny,” he said. “I’m like, ‘Did my mom give it to me? How did it get here?'”
Sperry was in his room in the upscale hotel with his family, sleeping when his room alarm sounded around 3 a.m. He thought it was someone trying to get into his room but when he looked out the window he saw an employee from the hotel who turned out to be the burglar.
Sperry woke up his family to alert them what happened.
“I could hear the alarm going off, like banging,” said Sperry’s wife Kayla.
“He came into the room with a couple of accomplices and they took everything,” said their daughter Shelby.
“His gold medal is beautiful,” Shelby added.
Police told the story as Sperry described the burglary and made the photo a part of the video. He was able to share the video to prove his case.
“My medal is real,” he said. “There’s no doubt about that.”
The hotel is right across the street from a movie theater and has been robbed multiple times, including a few months ago.
“I’ve seen him a couple of times over the last eight months, he’s not a regular type, he’s an odd type