Fontainebleau Valet Accused of Stealing Saints Linebacker's Super Bowl Ring

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The New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl rings in Miami back in 2009, and one member of the team almost lost his here, too.

Saints linebacker Stanley Arnoux left his 2008 championship ring in his vehicle when he valeted his car at the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach on Memorial Day Weekend, and now the hotel's valet manager, Gil Ulloa, stands accused of swiping it and trying to pawn it.

After Ulloa got his sticky fingers on the ring he tried to sell it at Kendale Jewelry, a pawn shop in southwest Miami-Dade. According to WSVN, Alberto Iturrey, an employee at the store, offered $1,200 for the ring. That's how much the gold is worth, though the ring is valued at $30,000. Iturrey wasn't convinced it was legit.

"A couple days later, he came back to the store and he asked what we were going to do with the ring," Iturrey tells WSVN. "I found that odd. I found that very odd."

Iturrey called police, and they determined that Ulloa had ransacked Arnoux's car and stolen $200 and the ring. The valet manager now faces charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property.

As for Arnoux, the only way Iturrey could think of to contact him was through Twitter. The linebacker traveled down to the jewelry store.

"His eyes watered when I gave him back the ring," said Iturrey. "He told me, his exact words were, "'Man, I feel like I am receiving it again for the first time.'"

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11 comments
angryguest
angryguest

These people are thieves!!!! Fontainebleau valet stole $5000 worth of items including ipad LV shoes gucci shoes gucci hats etc.... And they did absolutely nothing about it, they refused to review the security cameras, they must get sued!!!!

Daddydearst36
Daddydearst36

Let's leave our $30,000 Super bowl ring in a car that you just turned the keys over to someone you've never met. Smart. Real smart.

glen doenitz
glen doenitz

When we stayed there, they stole my young daughters placenta which we kept in a jar on the center console. They changed all the radio stations to rap music. Then they reprogrammed the GPS to send us to the ghetto on the way out. My crack pipe is missing as well as some brillo.They changed the license plates with the plates from a vehicle used in an armed robbery which caused us to get pulled over at gunpoint and shot me in the dick. It really hurt.

Gryphon50a
Gryphon50a

it's times like this I don't have enough of a social life to actually require a valet.People could still steal out of my car I guess, but at least I don't have to pay them to steal my stuff.

Kuei
Kuei

You would think that an athlete would not be so lazy that he can't park his own car.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

that the only way miami wins a super bowl ring by stealing it

B. Young
B. Young

They stole my fucking golf clubs. I wonder if they are going to try and make it right with people that have complained?

Beth Greene2
Beth Greene2

We never park at the Fountainebleau.  There is a pay public parking lot just north a block or 2 that we park at.  I'd rather look "uncool" by walking 2 blocks to my car after a night out there than deal with their valets.  Also, at times the valet wait is atrocious. 

Lizmarys Duthil
Lizmarys Duthil

They are thieves! I stayed there with my husband for the Adcolor Awards last year and I noticed my I-pod was missing from my car. I tried complaining to valet management but it got no where. It's a shame that one of the nicest hotels in Miami actually does that to its guests! I will never stay there or recommend anyone from out of town to either!

Noemail
Noemail

it's not all about being lazy. maybe he thought for his own protection, and the car he could valet it

Mistrwrong
Mistrwrong

Yeah I had stuff stolen from out of my car and they busted my side view mirror - $800 just for the mirror and they denied any responsibility.

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