Palm Beach News

Oakland Raiders 2002 AFC Championship Ring Has Gone Missing in Delray Beach

Remember when the Oakland Raiders were demolished by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII in 2002? The game was played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, and the Bucs trounced the favored Raiders 48-21. And somehow, a Raiders AFC Championship ring found its way to Delray Beach, because someone has reported it missing. 

Delray Police aren't saying if it's a former Raider or a random fan who somehow paid money for the ring of a Super Bowl loser. But whoever it is, they treasure it enough that they want it back and are willing to pay handsomely for it.

But according to a Delray Beach Police alert, the ring went missing on March 19 after the ring's owner accidentally forgot it at a gas station.

OK, let's back up.

Apparently, the ring's owner packed it in a bag along with other personal possessions and then placed the bag on top of the roof of his car as he got gas. When the ring's owner was done filling up, he pulled a Clark W. Griswold and got in the car and drove off, forgetting that the bag was on the roof.

The ring's owner says the bag, with the AFC Championship ring inside, was lost in the area of Linton Boulevard and Congress Avenue as he headed southbound. The ring looks like the one pictured above, and the owner is offering $500 for its safe return. So if you found the ring and sold it to a pawn shop for 50 bucks, you may have made a huge mistake.

Anyone with information on this ring or the bag of personal belongings is urged to contact Delray Beach Police Detective Oscar Leon at 561-243-7868.
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Chris Joseph
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