February 7, 2002 at 6:41 PM EST - Updated June 30 at 1:05 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Members of the Columbus East High School basketball team had to wear their uniforms home from Tuesday night's game at rival Linden-McKinley.
That's because thieves in the locker room stole their clothes -- along with cash, jewelry and even gold tooth caps. The loss is expected to be in the thousands of dollars.
It's unclear whether the locker room had been locked. School officials said that it was supposed to be.
One of the thieves wrote on a recruiting letter junior guard Cyrus Smith had received from Michigan State University. Smith said that the note read, "Good job on being recruited, but your stuff is mine."
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