Touchdown! Restaurant’s Stolen Patriots Helmet Returned
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — An autographed New England Patriots football helmet stolen from a restaurant near Gillette Stadium has been returned along with an apology.
Foxborough police say the helmet signed by members of the 2014 Super Bowl championship team was delivered to Skipjack's restaurant on Wednesday, almost two weeks after it was stolen.
The package also contained a note that said "sorry for the trouble!" and $70 for the thief's unpaid tab.
Police released surveillance video from the restaurant that shows a man wearing a Tom Brady jersey climb over the bar in the empty restaurant, grab the helmet and wrap it in the jersey before walking out without settling his bill.
Chief Ed O'Leary says his detectives are still trying to track the man, although it's unclear whether he will face charges.