After the USWNT World Cup victory celebrations in New York City and Los Angeles, midfielder Allie Long had valuables – including her newly gifted Key to the City – stolen from her hotel room at the Ritz Carlton in LA.
Long posted on Twitter to confirm the valuables went missing and jokingly (maybe?) appeal to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio for another key.
According to a report by TMZ, after a jam-packed day that featured a ticker-tape parade through New York City and an appearance at the ESPY’s across the country, Long departed her hotel room for a stroll “down the hall for an hour to visit with someone else.” In doing so, police believe she propped open the door using the deadbolt chain latch, so the burglar did not need to force its way in. When she returned, the valuables had been snatched from her room.
TMZ identified the wedding ring as valued around $15,000, while there was reportedly $4,000 in cash taken as well. The report states police have not ruled out hotel employees as suspects.
Long has been a part of the USWNT since 2014 and made one appearance during the World Cup in France, coming on as a substitute against Chile in the group stage. She has six international goals in her career and plays her club ball with the Reign FC in Tacoma.