Thieves Ransack Paralympian's Home, Take Off With Her Gold Olympic Rings
Paralympian skier Stephani Victor is pleading with home invaders to return irreplaceable items they stole from her Los Angeles home.
The 46-year-old, who lost both legs when a car backed into her 20 years ago, was out of town being fitted with new prosthetic legs when a neighbor called to let her know her home had been broken into.
Surveillance footage captured the unidentified suspects inside her house, which she found ransacked.
Victor, who won gold at the 2010 Paralympic games, discovered that her two gold Olympic rings had been taken, as well as her jewelry, televisions and computer.
"I was wearing my gold medal rings when I met the president of the United States and I shook his hand," she told INSIDE EDITION. "That I'd like to get back."
But perhaps worst of all, they took off with hard drives containing videos that were being used for a documentary about her extraordinary life.
"What broke our hearts the most is that all the footage from our documentary film that I'd been working on for the last year-and-a-half and shooting it for 20 years," she said.
She is now hoping the grinches at least return her videos.
"Please give me all my footage," she asked. "Please."
But Victor isn't letting the ordeal get her down, posting to Facebook: "Driving home from church this morning I was overflowing with FORGIVENESS of the 4 young men who broke into our home."
She continued: "If they only knew Marcel and I! We are loving, caring beings who would take the shirt off our back and freely give it to someone in need and Marcel would prepare a meal for them."