It was no ordinary burglary. Thieves had broken into a home in Oceanside, California, and it was not a random home. It belonged to Tristan Geisler, a world-class athlete who won a gold medal in the skeleton event at the 2002 Winter Olympic games. Her medal for that victory was among the items stolen.
There were questions about whether police would be able to recover such a thing before it disappeared on the black market. In just a few days’ time, however, the Oceanside Police Department had answered those questions by recovering the medal and apprehending the criminals.