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Items Belonging to Athlete Killed in Crash Stolen from Home
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. – The mother of a Southern Guilford High School football player killed in a car crash last year said someone broke into her home Friday and stole items that belonged to her son and provided a way for her to remember him.
When 17-year-old Scotty Wayne died in a car crash in October, his family was able to recover a few things he had on him, including a digital camera an an old Sprint cell phone.
â€œAnd the cell phone, it was still on, because a lot of his friends still call the phone to hear his voice and hear messages and things like that,â€ said Sharon Bennett, Wayneâ€™s mother.
Bennett said someone broke into her Barn Owl Ct. home Friday and stole jewelry, electronics, some of Wayneâ€™s memorabilia, including that phone.
â€œThe most important items missing were the ones that belonged to my son,â€ she said Sunday. â€œI know I canâ€™t replace him, but those are memories on those that mean a lot to me.â€
Other important things missing included a video camera with a tape of an August 20 celebration Wayneâ€™s family and friends had for what would have been the the star athleteâ€™s 18th birthday. A stolen laptop had many photos of family and friends, and Wayneâ€™s camera had pictures of an East Carolina campus visit he took before he died.
Wayne was scheduled to attend ECU on a full scholarship.
Bennett said whoever broke into her home went about the house carefully, even closing some drawers back up. Sheâ€™s filed a report with the Guilford County Sheriffâ€™s Office.
â€œI donâ€™t care if they just come and lay them on the porch or turn them in to somebody,â€ said Bennett. â€œI donâ€™t care who did it. I donâ€™t care the reason. I would just like to have those back.â€