Stolen Super Bowl ring recovered from L.A. jewelry store
Former Chicago Bears receiver Willie Gault got his stolen 1985 championship ring back, and a jewelry store owner from Beverly Hills got the “Super Bowl shuffle” straight into legal trouble.
Gault's Super Bowl ring was stolen from his home Nov. 8, Los Angeles police said Saturday. On Thursday, investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley burglary and property crimes unit recovered the ring at a store in the 700 block of South Broadway in the jewelry mart district of downtown L.A.
Investigators also recovered five stolen watches, a wedding ring and a 1983 Washington Redskins Super Bowl ring, according to an LAPD statement.
Detectives said that a source that deals in sports memorabilia contacted investigators and told them he had seen the Chicago Bears championship ring at the store.
The owner of the store -- Ramin Cohan, 46, of Beverly Hills -- was arrested and booked, accused of receiving stolen property. His bail was set at $20,000.
Gault was a speedy wide receiver for a Chicago team known best for the play of Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, a stifling defense, and a surprise musical hit with the rap song “The Super Bowl Shuffle.”
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call LAPD Det. William Dunn at (818) 374-7730.
-- Hector Becerra