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Grand Theft Ocho

After 12 straight years of losing, it seems as though some Baltimore folk are feeling a bit larcenous. As a result, Cal Ripken went missing.

Okay, not the real Cal Ripken - this isn't some awful film starring Dan Aykroyd and a Wayans brother - but a statue of the Hall of Famer's number that resides outside of Camden Yards.

The statue didn't go missing for long as Baltimore police managed to track down four men with the statue in the back of a pickup truck without the aid of the major crimes unit.

According to the Baltimore Sun, police found four men (three from Baltimore County, one from the city) driving around downtown Baltimore with the statue in the back. Oh, and they were caught on camera swiping it from the stadium.

To recap, these four clowns stole an aluminum statue, got caught on camera and decided it was a good time to parade their new bounty around the city's streets. Frankly, the fact that they didn't leave an actual trail of breadcrumbs astounds me.

Dumbest sports-related arrest of the year? Yeah, I think so.

By CJ Holley  |  September 9, 2009; 1:01 PM ET
Categories:  Orioles  | Tags: Baltimore Orioles, cal ripken  
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Any truth to the rumor that they were planning to replace the 8 with a 12 in honor of Baltimore's consecutive losing seasons streak?

Posted by: FromTheEclipseThePlaceThatBobCarpenterCallsHome | September 9, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

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