Abby Wambach says 'idiots' stole her car and vandalized it with 'hate speech'

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Abby Wambach’s car was taken for a joy ride and vandalized with “hate speech.” (AP Photo)
Abby Wambach’s car was taken for a joy ride and vandalized with “hate speech.” (AP Photo)

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, retired US soccer player Abby Wambach revealed that her car had been stolen, taken for a joy ride, vandalized, and then returned to her driveway in Naples, Florida. She posted a video of footage taken from her neighbor’s security camera, which shows people entering and exiting a vehicle, and then one pulling away.

Naples Florida: Just wanting to let the kids/idiots who broke into our car this am… you broke into and stole(they joy rode for a few hours between 1:34am-4:30 am) the wrong peoples car!! 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. They were Caucasian (3 of them). One had a hoodie with cargo shorts. The driver had an Ohio State hat on (O on front of hat) of red or black hat. Same guy had grey top, Nike shorts and Nike shoes. 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. This neighborhood has each other’s backs. Neighbors camera got you, you idiots!! 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.

A post shared by Mary Wambach (@abbywambach) on Dec 6, 2017 at 12:37pm PST

Wambach’s car was returned with “hate speech” written on the inside of the car in black marker (she didn’t elaborate on what exactly was written), and a few items missing. Specifically Wambach mentioned that a purse and wallet were missing, but implied that more had been taken.

Wambach’s post is detailed, and it reveals that the culprits might not be the brightest bulbs in the box. Forgetting that someone in Wambach’s neighborhood might have security cameras, they drove up to her truck in a car with a visible license plate.

The criminals, who Wambach hilariously calls “kids/idiots,” didn’t seem to make an effort to hide themselves, because at least one of them was wearing a backwards hat with an Ohio State logo on it. Come on, “kid/idiot,” a backwards hat doesn’t hide your face! Are you even trying here?

From the video, Wambach was able to identify several items of clothing the perpetrators were wearing in addition to the license plate and the backwards hat. And on top of all that, they left fingerprints on the car door. With all that info, it probably won’t take long for these guys to be tracked down and arrested. In her post, however, Wambach said that if within 24 hours the three joy-riders turn themselves in, return the stolen property and pay for the damage to the car, she won’t press charges. But if they don’t turn themselves in, she’s just fine with them going to jail.

Considering how much evidence these guys left behind when they stole Wambach’s car, took it for a ride, and then wrote hate speech all over the inside, they might just accidentally stumble into a police station and give themselves up without even knowing it.

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Liz Roscher is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at or follow her on twitter! Follow @lizroscher

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