Juventus Employee Steals, Sells 2,000+ Jerseys

Look, we know that caretakers/groundskeepers of major soccer clubs don’t make the wages of the famous players that surround them. It’s understandable that they’d want to make a little extra cash on the side, whether by leaking rumors to press officials or peddling used jerseys that are essentially throw-aways when players dump them after practice. Yet, stealing more than 2,000 exclusive training jerseys seems a bit over the line, doesn’t it?

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(The pony tail should have given the criminal away, no?)

Someone tell that to Juventus (Italy) chief caretaker (equipment manager) Roberto Olivo, who, according to the DAILY MAIL (which also found the photos you see above and after the jump), was caught lifting hundreds and stuffing them into trash bags on a hidden camera set up by team staff. After his arrest, Olivo was found with 700 of the team’s 2009 training jerseys in his van, which he planned to drive to Spain, where he was going to sell those 700 plus another 400 more he’d been storing at his apartment. That’s right, not only was Olivo stealing bagfuls of jerseys from his employer, he’d figured out exactly which country would pay the most for the goods because of extensive experience peddling player-worn shirts in the past.

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Call Rosco P. Coltrane: NASCAR Engines Stolen

If you see an ad on Craigslist in the next few weeks that says something “NASCAR engine for sale - found on side of road,” you should be suspicious. WBTV 3 in Charlotte reports that thieves broke into the Roush/Yates Racing engine shop and made off with three of the motors used by the teams in the Nationwide and Craftsman Truck Series.

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The total haul? More than $150,000, although you have to wonder what exactly they are planning on doing with them. Sounds like a particularly implausible episode of The Dukes of Hazzard to me.

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