Cool Runnings Bob was stolen from a Canadian bar
The legendary bob prop from the classic feel-good Disney movie Cool races was stolen this week from the Canadian bar where it has been on display since filming nearly three decades ago. The bob was in Ranchman’s Bar in Calgary, Alberta and was donated to the establishment from the production of the film. Even though the bar closed last month, the bob hung outside under the roof of the building without incident until it was dismantled sometime between October 21st and 25th.
“I feel like I’ve been beaten,” said Rob Campbell, the agent who handled the sale of the property. Since suspending the bob was a very difficult task at first, Campbell also suggests that the theft appears to have been professionally planned by a group of people.
“It’s just a disgusting feeling and my stomach sank. This wasn’t something that sat on the front patio. It was suspended 20 feet from the ground and took four people to set it up. It was hung by chains and draw bolts. Someone had to Make some effort, “explains Campbell.
Devon Harris, one of the real members of the 1988 Jamaican bobsleigh team, also urged the thieves to return the prop.
“It has gone too far now,” said Harris. “It’s like this piece of art that someone is hiding in a basement and you’re the only one who has a chance to enjoy it. I have no idea what they’re going to do with a sled. There’s nothing they can do.” do it, right? “
Harris is right. While the bob made a great decoration outside of a bar, it took up a lot of space in someone else’s living room or basement. If you mortgage it or list it on eBay, it gets captured pretty quickly too. Those in charge are clearly much better off returning the bob, but who really knows what happened to it since? In any case, let’s hope the bob is restored soon so it can be properly viewed (and hopefully better protected).
Cool Runnings was released in 1993 and directed by Jon Turteltaub. One of his final roles starred Leon Robinson, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba and John Candy. The film is based on the true story of the Jamaica national bobsleigh team, which competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. In the film, Candy plays Irv Blitzer, an embarrassed former champion who accompanies the team as they pursue their dream of participating in the Winter Olympics. Not only did Cool Runnings win at the box office, but it was also critically acclaimed and ultimately turned into one of the most memorable films of its time.
As of now, the police are checking security recordings from the area of crime. Investigators also encourage potential witnesses to come forward if anyone saw anything suspicious that day. The owner offers an unspecified reward for returning the bob. This message comes to us from LadBible.
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