Last week was not the best of times for Michelle Kwan.
First, the former world-champion figure skater had her Toyota Prius stolen last Wednesday from right outside her Providence home.
According to a police report obtained by The Providence Journal, Kwan’s husband, Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell, left the keys in the unlocked car after they fell between two seats and out of his reach.
That’s usually enough to ruin anyone’s day, but Kwan revealed Tuesday that one of the items in the car at the time of the theft was a hockey stick signed by “The Great One” himself, Wayne Gretzky.
Les Dunbar of YourSportsMemorabiliaStore.com told the Journal that the stolen stick, which the couple did not report to police, could be worth anywhere from $800 (for an autographed but not game-used one) to $10,000 (if it happened to be one Gretzky used in the Olympics).
The stolen vehicle has since inspired its own parody Twitter account, which Kwan and Pell probably do not find particularly funny.
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Left photo via Twitter/@USFigureSkating
Photo of the day
Does this look like the face of a team that just lost by 48 points? Yes, yes it does.
Tweet of the day
They love them some Tyler Seguin down in Big D.
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Video of the day
Anthony Seratelli might be a career minor leaguer, but the utility man has some big league camera skills. (h/t For The Win)