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Patriots' Wideout Chad Ochocinco Gets Car Broken into

Chad Ochocinco had a rough Wednesday.
Chad Ochocinco had a rough Wednesday.Patrick McDermott/Getty Images
Oliver ThomasContributor IMay 23, 2012

New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco had an eventful Wednesday, but not on the football field.

According to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe, No. 85 wasn't allowed to train at Gillette Stadium today due to the CBA's restrictions on OTA workouts. So instead, Ochocinco planned on going to IHOP for breakfast before returning home to study his playbook. Unfortunately, Ochocinco got more than pancakes this morning—he got robbed.

Someone broke into Ochocinco's Cadillac Escalade before he could get to the restaurant, snatching his wallet, iPod, two credit cards and driver's license.

Ochocinco turned to Twitter to alert his 3.5 million followers of the incident. The 11-year NFL veteran made it clear that he was not pleased with one thing in particular: the loss of his Starbucks Gold Card.

“I earned the gold card,” Ochocinco said in a twitter video. “You know how many coffees I’ve had to drink and lemon loafs I’ve had to purchase to get to that gold card? Like, I had $220 left on my Starbucks card. Not just any Starbucks card, but a gold Starbucks card.”

Lucky for Ochocinco, someone tweeted that their mother found his wallet in a parking lot. It still contained his license and credit cards.


Crazy I found my wallet using (Social Media) Unreal how powerful this site is, they left I.D. n credit card but stole my Starbucks card WTF

— Chad Ochocinco (@ochocinco) May 23, 2012


With just $20 left in his possession, Ochocinco stuck to the gameplan. He went to IHOP. And, it wasn't long before Starbucks notified him that he will be receiving a new Gold card in a matter of days. 

Thanks to social media, this disaster reached a peaceful conclusion. Now Ochocinco can go study his playbook with a clear conscience.

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