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Someone Stole The 'Cool Runnings' Bobsled From A Calgary Bar

Someone Stole The 'Cool Runnings' Bobsled From A Calgary Bar

The bobsled from 1993's much-loved film Cool Runnings has been stolen from a bar in Calgary, Alberta, in Canada.

The sled from the film, which starred John Candy and depicted the real-life story of the Jamaican bobsled team competing in Calgary's 1988 Winter Olympics, was given to Ranchman's bar by the Disney film's production crew and had been displayed outside below the roof of the bar.

According to Calgary police, the sled was stolen sometime between 21-25 October, with realtor Rob Campbell - who is handling the sale of the property - now urging thieves to return it.

"I feel like I got gut-punched," Campbell said.

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"It's just a sickening feeling and my stomach dropped.

"This was not something sitting on the front patio - it was suspended 20 feet off the ground and took four guys to put it up. It was hung by chains and lag bolts."

He added: "Someone had to put some effort into it."

Campbell believes the item is unlikely to have been resold, saying: "You can't put it on Kijiji. The best you can do is leave it in your man cave to show people either you're a thief or you buy stolen property."

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One of the OG Olympic Jamaican team members, Devon Harris, expressed his disappointment over the fact that someone would steal such an iconic piece of movie memorabilia.

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"What are you going to do with a Jamaican bobsled?" Harris said to the Canadian Press.

"There are so many people around the world who can relate to us, we were brazen enough to pursue a dream everyone thought was impossible."

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He continued: "Bring it back so we can all enjoy it. Why do you want to be the only person? That is selfish. We all want to enjoy a little piece of Jamaican Calgary history, don't keep it to yourself.

"It's gone too far now. Just bring it back.

"It's kind of like this work of art that somebody go hide in a basement and they are the only ones who have the opportunities to enjoy it.

"I have no idea what [they] are going to do with a sled. There's nothing they can do with it, right?"

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Police are now reviewing footage and are encouraging members of the public to come forward with any information they may have about the missing bobsled, with a reward being offered for its return.

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Topics: crime, Canada

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