The Missing Helmet
Football stadiums are crawling with security teams that canvas the area, ensuring fans are in the right seats and out of off-limits areas. It’s a tough job to manage the safety of tens of thousands of excited people, and the crew on duty at the Super Bowl in 1994 missed a spot.
As the Cowboys rejoiced in their win over the Bills, an unknown thief snatched the Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith’s helmet. An extensive search for the protective gear came up empty, but Smith was reunited with his helmet a few weeks later after an anonymous caller returned it before the victory parade.