Who The Hell Steals A Beauty Pageant Crown?
5:45 pm, May 1st | by Laura Donovan
This is the unique misfortune of Miss Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University senior Betty Thompson, whose emblem of honor was taken from her during what she expected to be a drama-free relocation. Betty’s dad revealed the sob story to The Daily O’Collegian, likely because his daughter was too distraught to flesh out details of the awful cautionary tale:
“We took the weekend opportunity to move her things from a storage unit to her new rental home. We made four or five trips from the storage unit to the rental and we parked in the driveway, then took things [her official pageant crown, two brooches and a mahogany case] in the house. We were gone for five or 10 minutes when we came out to see the car door open and the items missing.”
Normally, I’m unafraid to call folks out for behaving irresponsibly and failing to take care of their stuff, but I don’t think anyone can blame Betty for being robbed. The loss was reported as less than $400, and while the cretin who took Betty’s belongings probably saw a slight expansion in his/her wallet, the crown’s sentimental value should outweigh the malicious individual’s greed. The Miss Oklahoma Pageant organization has ordered a replacement because Betty is required to wear a crown during official visits as Miss Oklahoma, but it’s not the same!