Having your car broken into and your stuff stolen is never a fun thing to go through. My parents had an old car of theirs burglarized and my GameBoy was in there when I was eleven. It was devastating to me as a child. I couldn’t imagine the stress and anger I would experience if that were to happen to me now.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, several Georgia Tech football players had to go through that trauma when they woke up Monday morning.
Cars of the players were broken into between the hours of nine Sunday evening and two Monday morning. The incident reportedly happened at the Marriott Courtyard hotel in Midtown Atlanta where the team is staying for preseason practices.
Matthew Jordan, Chase Alford, Tyler Merriweather, Michael Muns, Rod Rook-Chungong, Andrew Marshall, Austin McClellan and Quaide Weimerskirch were the players whose cars were burglarized. While the players only reported broken windows, which is pretty costly anyway, only two Jordan and Muns reported that their checkbooks were stolen. McClellan reported a Gerber multi-tool was stolen from his car.
The thieves also stole a Georgia Tech briefcase from the vehicle of Brad Waggonner, the assistant director of player personnel.
This goes to show that criminals aren’t always the smartest. While I am not condoning the act of breaking into and stealing property from someone’s car, maybe next time you would pick someone other than a college football player’s car. They usually don’t have much money anyway.
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