Man Arrested After He Tries To Sell Stolen Super Bowl Rings On ‘Pawn Stars’

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Jul. 19 2019, Published 3:15 p.m. ET

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An arrest was made at the Pawn Stars shop Gold & Silver Pawn in Las Vegas when former NFL player Mark May’s Super Bowl Championship rings were suspected stolen by the shop’s employees.

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The former Washington Redskins tackle, 59, realized his rings were missing after wore them last at a charity event in Arizona in February. The rings, plus other jewelry that belong to Mark mysteriously reappeared in April in the safe of the Sheraton hotel room he was staying in, according to NBC Sports.

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Mark’s belongings were supposedly brought to the hotel’s lead engineer, Marcel Behnert, upon discovery. Instead of returning the championship rings to their rightful owner, the engineer, 43, allegedly brought them to the Las Vegas pawnshop, Gold & Silver Pawn, made famous by the show Pawn Stars, KTVK asking price of $12,000 for both rings was suspicious.

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According to ABC 15, the History Channel series’ high-end sports memorabilia collectorDiamond Don reached out to the ESPN analyst and asked if he was selling his rings, to then discover from Mark they were stolen.

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Both rings had Mark’s name, jersey number and team name on them, so the ownership was obvious.

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The police worked with Gold & Silver Pawn’s general manager Andy Zimmerman to get Marcel to return to the shop on July 3 to sell the rings. Upon arrival, he was taken into police custody and allegedly confessed to the crime, according to KTVK.

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Marcel was charged with theft and trafficking in stolen property, according to ABC 15. Mark’s rings, along with his other jewelry, were found while the police searched the thief’s home,KTVK reported.

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The former football star is expected to get his beloved rings back sometime next week from Las Vegas police.


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