Now I can sleep in peace. The greatest mystery of them all. Even bigger than what is up with those numbers 4-8-15-16-23-42 on "Lost"?? (No really. Those numbers are CURSED in the show. Why would anyone want to play them in a lottery. Plus like 700 people played them in the Powerball lottery. Now sharing the jackpot with 700 other people is cursed for sure.) The FSU national champion trophies were recovered on Wednesday. They were removed from a locked wooden-and-glass case outside coach Bobby Bowden's office on June 23, 2004 during renovation work in the area. They were recovered Wednesday to the delight of FSU officials.
A 25-year-old self-described boat captain from Fort Walton Beach, John Piowaty, was being held at the Leon County Jail on burglary and grand theft charges.
One of the trophies was recovered in Fort Walton Beach in the western Florida Panhandle, about 150 miles west of Tallahassee and the second was recovered in the capital city.
A second suspect, who is from Tallahassee, surrendered the second trophy Wednesday evening and will turn himself in Thursday, Brooks said.
Now I don't know what you can do with two stolen national championship trophies. It's not like you can sell them on Ebay. You can' t even really show them off at Thanksgiving to family. Gosh such a no so smart thing to do.
(In all seriousness, I thought this was the funniest thing. To steal the national championship trophies and get away with it for a year! This is a biased opinion because I am NOT a fan of FSU. I went to a rival school. Kudos to this kid. I'm sure alot of details will be revealed the next few days as to why he stole it and where it's been. I'd like to know!)
Update: The trophies were stolen by University of Florida Graduates. Go Gators!
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