Broncos helmet stolen during crowded autograph session

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DENVER (AP) Sheriff's investigators are crying foul after an illegal handoff at the Denver Broncos practice facility.

Julie Brooks, a spokeswoman for the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, tells The Denver Post a "brazen" thief carrying a bright orange cowboy hat stole a team helmet worth $400 during a crowded autograph session after practice July 31.

The man was in a group of people interacting with the player when he stole the helmet and passed it off to a second man wearing a No. 18 jersey.

The player, who has not been identified, had set the helmet down on the ground next to him.

Investigators are reviewing photos taken of the suspects, but no one has been arrested.