Rodeo clown robbed of clown gear

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UPDATE: The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect or suspects involved in a recent theft that occurred at Foster Communications Coliseum between Feb. 7  and Feb. 12.

The following items were taken:

A gold and silver belt buckle with the words “Pro Rodeo Cowboys Assn.” “2012” on top of the buckle, the words “Clown of the Year” in the middle of the buckle, and the name “Justin Rumford” on the bottom of the buckle. The buckle’s value is $10,000.00

A tan and black custom made belt with the words “Clown Royal” imprinted in purple on the back

A red football jersey with the name “Rumford” on the back.

Two pair of Cinch oversized pants known as clown baggies.

These items have a large monetary value but are of great personal value to owner.

The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office would like to have these items returned to the owner as soon as possible.

Any information on the location of these items or who may be involved in the theft, should be given by calling the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office at 325-655-8111 and asking for Sgt. Investigator Corey Speck.

Callers may remain anonymous. Tipsters can also contact San Angelo Crime Stoppers at 325-658-4357 or online at


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ORIGINAL STORY: A rodeo clown performing at the San Angelo Rodeo was robbed of personalized items valued at $10,000, while the items were stored at the Foster Communications Coliseum.

According to a report from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect or suspects stole a gold and silver belt buckle with the words “Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association” on top, with Justin Rumford on the bottom along with the words “Clown of the Year.” The buckle is valued at $10,000. It was attached to a custom leather belt with the words “Clown Royal” written on the back. The belt is valued at $350.

There was also a mannequin in the room that was dressed in a set of custom clown gear made for Rumford. A football  jersey and two pair of custom-made Cinch “Clown Baggies” jeans, which are over-sized jeans made specifically for Rumford, were also stolen.

There are no suspects and according to the report, Rumford does not know of anyone who would take these highly personalized items.

Rumford told police that someone had stolen his items between Feb. 2 and Feb.12, and he did not give anyone permission to enter the dressing room while he was away.

Tom Thompson, San Angelo Rodeo marketing director, said the room was locked and someone forced their way into the area.