It's not often that we come across a story involving a kicker, golf clubs and Chinese food. Unfortunately for Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant, though, we've got one today. From Fran Jeffries at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kristian Vail, 22, of Flowery Branch, was arrested and charged with stealing the bag of clubs, valued at more than $3,000, from the open garage at Bryant's home on Sept. 16.
"He went into the open garage, took the clubs, delivered the food and went on his way," said Braselton Police Assistant Chief Lou Solis. Vail, who was arrested on Sept. 22, faces felony burglary charges.
Investigators found the clubs on the Internet using their serial numbers, Solis said. Vail had traded the clubs and golf bag to Michael Gibson, 22, for 80 Ecstasy pills, Solis said.
The good news is that most of the golf clubs have been recovered. One notable exception is Bryant's Scotty Cameron putter, which remains at large. Scotty Cameron putters are one of the most absurdly overpriced items in an industry built on absurdly overpriced items.
I guess the lesson here is that you should lock your garage when you're having food delivered. As wonderful as it is when a stranger shows up at your door with hot, delicious Chinese food, it does not make that stranger your friend. As you're inside innocently enjoying your moo goo gai pan, he'll be out on the street trading your hybrid 3-iron for a bag of E.
Gracias, Larry Brown Sports.
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