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Culprit returns stolen Stetson medallion because he ‘felt bad about it’

Medallion left in dirt parking lot

A Stetson University medallion was stolen from campus and officers with the DeLand Police Department are asking for help from the public to find it.
A Stetson University medallion was stolen from campus and officers with the DeLand Police Department are asking for help from the public to find it. (DeLand Police)

DeLAND, Fla. – A $5,000 medallion that was stolen from Stetson University has been returned after the culprit admitted that he “felt bad” about what he’d done, according to the DeLand Police Department.

A university employee noticed on Wednesday that the bronze medallion had been taken from the brick wall to which it had been mounted on the corner of North Amelia and East Ohio avenues, records show.

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Police said a spotlight used to illuminate the medallion had also been stolen from the ground beneath it.

On Friday, authorities put out an alert in hopes of identifying the person responsible. That same evening, Stetson University Public Safety received an anonymous phone call from a male who said “he did something wrong” and “felt bad about it,” records show.

Authorities asked the male if it was about the stolen medallion and he said it was.

The caller said the medallion had been placed in a dirt parking lot across from the Stetson University Facilities building, according to a news release.

Authorities have not said who the male was or whether he will face charges.


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