I truly want to give this man credit. Stealing an article of clothing from a wildly successful quarterback to gain a massive profit is a brilliant idea. Anybody bitching and moaning about theft being a crime needs to tuck their panties in. Tom Brady is worth tens of millions of dollars, is married to a supermodel, and just won his fifth Super Bowl. He’s going to be just fine.
Carlos Alberto Garcia had the brilliant idea of stealing Tom Brady’s game-worn jersey and immediately followed that shrewd decision with the incredibly poor decision of posting about it on social media. You go from anonymous dude with a jersey that’s about to net you thousands of dollars to a guy wanted by the Texas Rangers with one click of a button.
You know what they say: Don’t press send.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released an official statement about the jersey which, reminder, is simply an article of clothing.
“In Texas we place a very high value on hospitality and football,” Patrick said in a statement released Monday. “Tom Brady’s jersey has great historical value and is already being called ‘the most valuable NFL collectable ever.’ It will likely go into the Hall of Fame one day. It is important that history does not record that it was stolen in Texas. I’ve called Colonel Steve McCraw to ask that the Texas Rangers work with the Houston Police Department on this case.
“I’m a Texans and Cowboys fan first, but the unquestionable success of the Super Bowl in Houston last night was a big win for our entire state and I don’t want anything to mar that victory. Whoever took this jersey should turn it in. The Texas Rangers are on the trail.”
The Texas Rangers are a major division within the Texas Department of Public Safety with lead criminal investigative responsibility for a number of crime and public corruption/integrity investigations. Similarly, NFL security is looking into the theft.
The guy committed a crime to make some serious money, only to throw it all away to get a couple likes on the ‘Gram.
Update: Garcia changed the Instagram caption to say that this is not the stolen jersey.