Five people were reportedly arrested in Fresno, Cali. on Monday in a very unique sting operation that involved recovering thousands of dollars worth of hockey gear that was stolen from two Fresno Monsters players.
According to KSEE 24 News, the roughly $6,000 in equipment was stolen from goalie Justin Herbert and defenseman Dalton Holt back on Oct. 19. Sgt. Tim Tietjen of the Fresno police auto theft team said someone recently contacted one of the players on Facebook and offered to sell the stolen gear back to them for $650. The players informed authorities, and the police set up a phone call with the thieves to arrange to get the equipment back.