CHURUBUSCO, Ind. (WANE) – A football helmet is back home on top of a roadside memorial along U.S. 33. Bob Amber mounted it on his son’s memorial last Wednesday, but Tuesday it was missing.
“We are so excited to have it back. And it’s Football Friday,” Bob said.
Cameron was killed in a crash in December 2010 and was a well-known quarterback for Churubusco High School. The helmet was a gift from the school after he died. It was also covered in the signatures of other football players.
“I’m glad my daddy’s helmet is back,” Kerrington Amber, 4, said.
Thursday the stolen helmet was left anonymously at the Churubusco Town Hall. There was a name and number inside it, but it’s not clear how that person had possession of the helmet.
“We do know it was taken, so whoever brought it back, in the end, you did the right thing,” Bob said.
Whoever took the helmet tried to rub off the signatures.
“That’s not the point of it though. The helmet is the focal point as you’re coming into town on Cameron’s memorial cross. It’s back. We’ll get more signatures,” Bob said. “I think it would be a neat idea to have all the current players sign it and maybe that would be a nice new ongoing thing because every year there’s a new bunch of good kids going through Churubusco football.”
Bob leaves the helmet up through the end of the football season.