Four Time Olympic Medalist's Shotgun is Stolen
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.
Rhode is offering $5,000 for the return of the gun.