Olympic Gold Medal Found In McDonald's Bag

Stolen Olympic Gold Medal Found In Discarded McDonald's Bag

You won't likely open a fast food bag if you find it on the ground. You may anticipate finding several ketchup packets, a half-eaten burger, and some napkins if you were to investigate.

For a California woman who just so happened to check into a McDonald's bag she saw on the ground outside of her office in Anaheim, California, this was far from the case.

Maria Carrillo, a 50-year-old woman, picked up the plastic bag, thinking it was just rubbish, and was shocked by its weight.

She found a gold medal inside the bag that read, "Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020," when she opened it "on it.

She contacted her barber husband Noe Hernandez over the phone since she was a little dubious about the legitimacy of the gold medal.

He turned out to be coming in for a haircut, according to Noe's pal who works with the police "According to Carrillo, The Washington Post.

It turns out that Jordyn Poulter, the starting setter for the 2020 U.S. women's volleyball team, was the rightful owner of the Olympic gold medal.

After overcoming Brazil, Poulter and her teammates won the gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The medal was unintentionally left in the athlete's unlocked car, which she had been using to demonstrate the medal to friends on the day it was stolen.

Since receiving the Olympic gold medal back, Poulter has stated that she is "glad to have it back" and intends to give the medal to her parents for storage.

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