Thief steals Grizzlies player Sam Young's Camaro - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Thief steals Grizzlies player Sam Young's Camaro on morning of NBA play-off game

(WMC-TV) - Memphis Grizzlies fans firmly believed in Sam Young and his team heading into their make or break game with Oklahoma City.

"We've got this," said Barbara Rainey.

"We ready to give that whoopin' they gave us the other night," said Johnnie Rainey.

But some feared a bit of bad luck on Friday 13th might affect Young's performance.

According to a Memphis Police report, Young's Chevy Camaro was stolen while he visited a walk-up ATM at South Main and Peabody Place.  Witnesses saw a man with dreads drive away.

Police say the car thief might not have "scored" if Young had not left his car running.

Fortunately for Young, GM vehicles like his come equipped with the On-Star communications and security system.  Police used it to track Young's Camaro to the 1400 block of Breedlove in North Memphis.  It was found unoccupied before being returned to the basketball star.

"I feel sorry for him," said Grizzlies game attendant Brandon Henderson.

"Sam's a good guy, great guy," said Henderson.

But he's guy not immune from being fouled on or off the basketball court.

Call Crime-Stoppers with any information on the man who stole Young's car.

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