Tristan Gale Geisler won a gold medal in skeleton in 2002. That medal was stolen from her on Wednesday when her house was burglarized while she was out walking her dog with her husband. But adding to the holysh:ttedness of the situation is the fact that she may have actually confronted the burglars in her home last week.
It’s odd because most Americans usually get robbed during the Olympics. Looking at you, French judge.
Geisler told police that three men knocked on her door about a week ago when she was cooking dinner one evening. She saw them, and because she didn’t recognize them, she didn’t answer the door.
They walked inside the house, and Geisler went downstairs to confront them.
“I wanted to believe they were lost,” she said, acknowledging that in hindsight, they were likely casing her house.
She told her husband about it and a neighbor actually called police. But when the three young men left without incident, Geisler thought the situation, while unsettling, was harmless.
The burglars also made off with Geisler’s computers and hard drives, which as all of us know contain irreplaceable images from weddings and whatever. It’s unlikely that the medal would be replaced, either. The best we can hope for is for all three of these guys to get hit by a bus.