Wander Franco’s jewelry stolen from his Rolls-Royce parked at a DoubleTree

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Tampa Bay Rays’ star shortstop Wander Franco parked his Rolls-Royce Cullinan at DoubleTree hotel parking lot. He was on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham Bulls in Jacksonville, Florida. He brought a lot of his expensive jewelry on the rehab assignment with him. Why not? To keep his jewelry secure, he purchased a $60 safe and kept it in his vehicle with the jewelry safely inside.

And then the unimaginable happened. A burglar broke into Franco’s Rolls-Royce and stole his $60 safe containing all of his expensive jewelry.

From my favorite magazine to read at the barbershop, Sports illustrated:

The alleged burglar, Kahlil Eugene Mathis, used a wrench to enter Franco’s car to remove the safe containing the jewelry around 3 a.m. on June 22. Per the report, the stolen jewelry included a $300,000 diamond-encrusted chain, a $200,000 rose gold chain with diamonds, a $70,000 gold pendant that included the spelling of “FRANCO 5,” a $44,000 Rolex watch, a $20,000 American League championship ring, a $20,000 Durham Bulls International League championship ring and “a $5,000 gold pendant of Jerry the mouse from the “Tom and Jerry” cartoon.”

You think when you park your $563,000 Rolls-Royce Cullinan at a DoubleTree hotel, it’s going to be safe. Evidently not.

Wander Franco's jewelry stolen from his Rolls-Royce parked at a DoubleTree - Bent Corner
Rolls-Royce Cullinan

I feel that when you blow spend over half a million on an SUV, the dealership should throw in a used, non-Rolls Royce SUV. Something that wouldn’t draw too much attention from a burglar when it’s parked at a DoubleTree hotel. Preferably, a used SUV with a few dings on the body. Again, you don’t want a vehicle that’s going to draw attention. A vehicle that is the complete opposite of Rolls Royce Cullinan.

I almost feel like there should be a law that prohibits a person from buying a vehicle that costs $30,000 more than the vehicle they currently own. For example, if you own a 2016 Ford Fusion that you bought from Hagerstown Ford for around $21,000, the most you can spend on your next vehicle is $51,000.

If you want to buy a Rolls-Royce Cullinan or the 1966 Batmobile, you’ll need to work your way up to it.

Also, if you spend $5,000 on a gold pendant cartoon character, the federal government should force you to work with a certified financial planner, one you’re not related to. I think this is the type of trigger law most Americans would support.

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