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November 18, 2012

Disc golf robber hits east side park

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NORMAN —

He said the police are hoping to retrieve fingerprints from the cell. Milam was happy to have the phone back, but the loss of his identification and money stung. Worse, though, was the loss of his bag of discs.

“I was more worried about that (the discs) than anything, and they were all broken in,” Milam said. “A brand new disc is not nearly as good as a used disc. I had them just the way I wanted them.”

Milam has recorded the weights of the discs so he will try to rebuild his collection, but that will take time and money he doesn’t have right now. The discs represent a $400 investment, he said.

The money he lost in the robbery was “every last dime in cash” he had.

“We do have a suspect,” Milam said.

He said disc golfers have reported a thief who fits that description and who has stolen discs and pawned them in the past. The disc golf community is very close and Milam believes if this guy is a repeat offender, the police will catch him.

“I play out there all the time by myself, and I see a lot of sketchy looking people but I’ve never had an issue with them,” he said.

Milam said he will return to the course, but next time he won’t go alone.

“I’ve never been so scared in my life,” he said.

Milam said the disc golf course is a place where no one knows a stranger and everyone is friendly.

“Most disc golfers are just very nice people,” he said. “I want all the other disc golfers to be careful.”

During the search for the suspect, other disc golfers who had arrived by that time were asked to leave the course. Milam said the disc golf community is rallying their support behind him.

Anyone with information can call Norman Police at 321-1444 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 366-7867.

Joy Hampton366-3539jhampton@normantranscript.com

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