“There is no telling how much this stuff is worth.”

The case is cracked wide open.

Items belonging to Chicago Bears first-round pick Roquan Smith were recovered in Summerville late Tuesday night.

Smith reported to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department that several prized jerseys and other items were stolen from his 2018 BWM on Saturday. Jerseys from his national championship, Rose Bowl and Taxslayer bowl games as a linebacker with the University of Georgia were taken.

Those three jerseys and some of Smith’s other possessions were recovered Tuesday night in Chattooga County, according to Summerville Police Detective Ty Hutchins…

Athens police found a fingerprint on Smith’s car and traced it to a Summerville teenager who is attending UGA.

Allegedly the teenager confessed that he took some of the items and brought them to his father’s house in Summerville.

Det. Hutchins, Chief Detective Brian Ozment and Summerville Policeman Gary Pruitt went to the teenager’s home and spoke with the father Tuesday night.

“He was shocked,” Det. Hutchins said when the father was informed of the theft. Cops were ushered into the house and immediately found the items sitting in the closet.

If life imitates art, I presume the miscreant will be dismissed from Georgia and wind up enrolling at Auburn.

20 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football

20 responses to ““There is no telling how much this stuff is worth.”

  1. Brandon

    Lol, great closing line.

    Like

  2. Dolly Llama

    Reckon if it was just a standard car break-in in Athens they’d be taking fingerprints and sending investigators to Summerville to follow up?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Macallanlover

      Must have thought it would be a UGA athlete, no way they put that much effort into finding a garden variety undergrad.

      Like

  3. 81Dog

    I’m just wondering where this alleged thief managed to get his fingerprints into a law enforcement database, and how he/she/xe managed to remain enrolled at UGA with a rap sheet? Given the ACCPD’s relationship with UGA football, I guess we should all be glad they didn’t arrest Roquan for something. He must not have left his stuff in Mudcat’s car.

    Like

    • 92 grad

      I think fingerprints are taken by the dmv/state ID license issuers. This “real ID” push to make state ID cards proof of identity. States are being pressured by the feds to shore up ID integrity.

      Like

    • PTC DAWG

      They have your prints..DL, carry permit etc…

      That said even a minor misdemeanor gets you printed…I don’t see that keeping a kid out of school.,

      Like

  4. HiAltDawg

    Welp, I’m off the case with another clearance!

    Me on the case: drinking Weller’s on ice, listening to a police scanner, binge-watching the Wire and insanely wrecking innocent gtp posts, lol

    Like

  5. Jared S.

    Maybe if he’d bought a BMW instead of a BWM it would have been harder to break into.

    Like

  6. AusDawg85

    It’s not the theft, it’s the stupidity that I want to see that kid dismissed for. How did he get into UGA?!

    Like

  7. Russ

    What a dumbass douche.

    Like

  8. The Truth

    I think an appropriate punishment would be to take the miscreant to the House of Payne, let Roquan suit up, and tackle him repeatedly until blood started to trickle from somewhere.

    Like

  9. CB

    Glad they caught the kid, but there is no way any of those jerseys are bringing in $40k lol.

    Like

  10. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Sentencing a guy to go to Auburn? Cruel and unusual!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. ugadawgguy

    Color me surprised that it was a UGA student. Having had my own car broken into twice at off-campus apartments in Athens during my time there, I have personal experience with the thriving local car-burglary scene.

    Believe me, it’s mostly people who are categorically NOT UGA students doing these break-ins in Athens.

    Like