ATLANTA (AP) — An American Olympian is searching for his 1992 gold medal after he says it was stolen by thieves who broke into his car in Atlanta.
Joe Jacobi won a gold medal for the U.S. in the two-man canoe slalom event in Barcelona, Spain.
He tells news outlets the medal was inside a backpack that was taken from his car while he and his family were inside a restaurant Monday.
Surveillance footage of the parking lot shows two men involved in the break-in.
Jacobi's wife, Lisa Riblet Jacobi, says police found the thieves' getaway car and recovered some of the stolen items Tuesday but are still looking for the medal.
She tells WGCL-TV (http://bit.ly/1OcOeil ) her husband takes the medal with him to share it with schoolchildren at public speaking events.