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Four Time Olympic Medalist's Shotgun is Stolen

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In this Aug. 14, 2008 file photo, silver medalist Kim Rhode, from the United States, shoots during the women's skeet shooting event at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

SoCal native Kim Rhodes, 29, who has won four medals at various summer Olympic games for double trap and skeet shooting, found herself a victim when her custom made shotgun she used in the games was stolen yesterday.

She "was shopping for her wedding at a Lake Elsinore outlet center about 1 p.m. when the theft occurred," said Deputy Herlinda Valenzuela to the LA Times. "When Rhode returned to the parking lot about 2:30 p.m., she discovered that one of the truck's window was shattered and her shotgun, locked in a case, had been taken from the back seat," Valenzuela said.

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Rhode is offering $5,000 for the return of the gun.