IT'S ONE OF THOSE CRIMES THAT JUST MAKES YOU MAD.
SOMEONE, STEALING FROM A TEAM OF SPECIAL OLYMPIANS.
NEARLY CRUSHING THEIR HOPES FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER
KXLY 4'S AARON LUNA IS WORKING FOR YOU.
WITH HOW THE COMMUNITY IS HELPING THE TEAM MAKE IT
TO THE GAMES.
And it was sometime during the week where someone
pulled up, cut the lock on this storage unit here
and proceeded to steal all the newest equipment the
North Idaho Special Olympics Team was going to use
in the biggest competition of the year, coming up
HEAD COACH ELIZABETH KING PULLS GEAR OUT OF THE MOSCOW
REBEL TIGERS' STORAGE UNIT.
That's the kind of lock that we used to have.
This is the kind of lock that I bought,
BUT THIS LAST SATURDAY SOMEBODY BEAT HER TO IT.
They didn't take everything but they did take everything
we needed to compete,
CUTTING THE LOCK AND HELPING THEMSELVES.
Nine pairs of snow shoes, four pairs of cross country
ski boots and 12 jackets and one set of cross country
skis and poles,
THE TEAM IS JUST A WEEK AWAY FROM THE BIGGEST COMPETITION
OF THE YEAR.
THE IDAHO SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2014 WINTER GAMES.
THE TEAM TOOK THE NEWS PRETTY HARD.
It was just shock,
MOSCOW POLICE SAY THEY DON'T HAVE SUSPECTS BUT THAT
OTHER UNITS NEARBY HAD BEEN HIT RECENTLY.
WHEN THE NEWS BROKE OTHER TEAMS OFFERED TO LEND THE
THE COEUR D'ALENE TEAM DONATED $1,000.
THE REBEL TIGERS WENT FROM HEARTBROKEN TO HOPEFULL.
EYEING A SPOT ON THE PODIUM.
And I'm really impressed and greatfull for the amount
Anyone who would like to help can contact Pam.
She's the Regional Director for the North Idaho Special
Olympics and her email is on your screen.
Reporting in Moscow aaron luna kxly 4 news.