BARTLETT, TN (WMC) - A thief is accused of stealing a set of expensive golf clubs from a Special Olympics athlete. Even worse—they probably knew exactly who they were stealing from.
The bag of stolen clubs has a Special Olympics logo on the side.
Keith Kee's golf clubs are an important part of his life. He said no matter how bad he hits, he always loves to play.
The clubs were donated to Keith by a local pro. He and his Special Olympics coach John Sprott were getting ready to play nine holes at a Bartlett course when he noticed his clubs, worth $800, were gone.
"Somebody had stolen his clubs from the time he put them down to the time he went inside," Sprott said.
Sprott said they have no idea who took the clubs, but whoever it was must not have any empathy for Special Olympics athletes.
"With Special Olympics on the bag, whoever stole them must have known who they belong to. For me, that's more egregious than just stealing someone's set of clubs," Sprott said.
Sprott thinks the clubs might make their way into a pawn shop. Besides Special Olympics embroidered on the bag, there are other distinct characteristics to watch out for. The clubs are Strixon and have red grips on them.
For now, Kee is playing with mix and match clubs from John's garage. Like any Olympic athlete would agree, it's not the most ideal situation.