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Cheryl Leitner Home Burglarized: U.S. Paralympian Robbed While Competing In London (VIDEO)

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After spending two weeks in London competing in the 2012 Paralympics, Cheryl Leitner returned to the United States to find her home had been burglarized.

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Barb Knight (1686)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 11:01 am
Cheryl's boyfriend was involved in the burglary which totally SUX!! But I have a strong feeling that her gold medals will be returned!!

Pat B (356)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 11:04 am
What a sick POS to do this to Ms. Leitner and her family.!!! How a person can stoop so LOW to steal/burglarize her home and take what's precious to her/family, is just vile. Hope they catch these POS' and put them in jail w/a heavy fine.!!! Thanks, Barb for this story. xoxox

Gina Caracci (219)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 2:37 pm
Congrats to Cheryl for her achievements, and I hope she gets her stuff back. That her own bf would do this is just disgusting. SHAME on ALL that were involved. I agree with babr, I have a feeling she will get at least her medals back. thanks Barb!

Lydia S (155)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 3:30 pm
I too hope her things are recovered !
Thanks for caring , xo

Michael C (217)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 10:03 pm
I wish the best for Cheryl and her family...Hopefully, her things will be found and returned...Just another sad story to show how low, some humans have sunk on the rungs of a decent society...People are getting lower, and lower every year...

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 10:38 pm
This is so familiar! The robbers wait for funerals, or tragedies and then they take advantage of peoples absence and burglarize their homes. There is no feeling, no consideration, just self interest and it goes on all around us! Why are you even surprised?

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 10:39 pm
I sincerely hope Cheryl gets her things back. Thanks Barb for posting!

Barbara K (60)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 5:00 am
Thanks, Sweetie. I certainly hope she gets her belongings back and her medals too. People truly getting meaner all the time. What gives with that anyway?

Ann L (15)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 7:04 am
Yes I hope she gets her mementos back. What a sad day for her. Addicts are a bad lot to deal with when using. I hope new security is put on her home. Thanks for the post.

Michela M (3964)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 7:39 am

Cathy A (67)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 8:56 am
Noted Barb and thanks for sharing. Such a shame if it turns out it is someone she knows..that kind of makes it a lot worse knowing how hard she worked for those momentos from previous Paralympics.

David C (147)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 11:18 am
how sad....hope she gets her mementos back, sounds like they are truly worth something to her.....

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 12:01 pm
thats so sad i really hope she gets her momentos back what a POS her boyfriend is thanks Barb noted

Lorraine Hagin (27)
Monday September 17, 2012, 3:44 am
Well done Cheryl, congratulations! Thank you BarbCat for letting everyone know about this sad story, what makes it worse is the fact that her boyfriend was involved in the burglary - what a sick person he is! I am so sorry that her beautiful dream of competing in the Olympics in my country has been destroyed and that winning the gold medals only to have them stolen is beyond words - she must be devastated! I can only pray that whoever broke into her house has a moment of conscience, if only to return her medals - I live in hope!

Debbie Crowe (87)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 4:49 am
I sure hope that boyfriend is an EX-boyfriend now!! Maybe he will grow a pair and bring her medals and ring back!!!
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