NBC Philadelphia - Byron Scott
Dozens of football jerseys belonging to the Red Lion Academy football team were stolen from the back seat of the head coach's car.
Thousands of dollars worth of football jerseys were stolen from a school parking lot in Bear, Del., Saturday.
Eric Day, the head coach of Red Lion Christian Academy football team, parked in the lot at about 9:45 a.m. He went to watch his son's football game on campus and when he returned at about 12:15 p.m., Day noticed a large black Adidas bag that had been on the back seat was missing. The bag was filled with 36 jerseys the school's football team wears for away games.
"The first thing I thought was somebody was messing with me," Day said. "I thought someone was trying to prove a point 'don't leave something in a jeep.'"
On Friday the team score a huge victory 41-27 victory against Interboro High School in Delaware County.
The white jerseys with black numbers cost $85 a piece - that's a total loss of $3,060. Day said he was preparing to take the jerseys to the cleaners after his son's game.
"I feel the worst because they were sitting in my jeep. I was responsible for these jerseys, so it make me absolutely sick that they are gone," Day said.
Anyone with information about the theft should call state police at 302-834-2620 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.
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