Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach says a group of young men stole her car from her home in Naples, Florida, for an early morning joy ride Wednesday before taking items inside and vandalizing it with hate speech.
Wambach posted a video to her Instagram account from what she said is her neighbor’s security camera, which shows the driver parking the pickup truck before taking off with a passenger.
Wambach said on Wednesday afternoon that the incident occurred between 1:34 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., and involved three “kids.”
“They stole valuables including a purse and wallet (gift to my wife) and wrote hate speech in Sharpie all over the inside of our car,” Wambach said in a caption, which did not detail what had been written.
However, Wambach said the culprits managed to leave some important things behind, including the license plate number of the getaway car.
“Also, they left finger prints on the car door when they left it back with us. We have the little black cars license plate and will find you,” she said. “This neighborhood has each other’s backs. Neighbors camera got you, you idiots!!”
The two-time Olympic gold medalist ended her post with an ultimatum.
“If you turn yourself in now, and return the stolen property, and pay for the car damages we won’t press charges. If you don’t, you are going to go to jail. You have 24 hours. If you have any info get in touch. Thanks everyone.”
Police told TMZ Sports that they are investigating the incident.
Wambach retired in 2015 after capping off a stellar 15-year career with a World Cup championship in Canada with the U.S. women’s national team. She remains the soccer’s all-time leading scorer in international play — male or female — with 184 goals in 255 matches.