FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (WJBK) - As a high school hockey dad, Tom Suchora spends three days a week at the Farmington Hills ice arena, but something happened on Sunday while the kids were on ice that left him burning mad.
“When you steal from someone, it’s crossing a line,” he said.
The hockey team was taking on Troy High School that afternoon. While the game was going on, someone else was apparently rummaging around the empty locker room.
“They cleaned out the wallets and then put them back which is kind of a smart move if you plan on repeat business," Suchora said.
About eight to 10 players tell their coach they had money missing - just cash nothing else. A police report was filed the next day.
FOX 2 attempted to get someone from the city-owned rink to go on camera, but all they told us is that they stand by their policy which is clearly displayed on all the entrances to the locker rooms, which says they are "not responsible for lost or stolen money ... don’t leave the valuables unattended."
Suchora admits there were a few signs posted at the ice arena but he says the signs on the locker room doors only appeared after the reported theft.
Police say the arena staff did hand over surveillance video which is being looked over at the moment and the chief says this should serve as a reminder to make sure you always lock up your belongings in public places or parking lots.
But this hockey dad says someone should be held responsible - and that person is a thief.
“I want whoever did it reprimanded to the fullest extent," he said.