SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It was supposed to be a fun night out supporting Raider Nation, but for Ken Horn it will now forever be remembered as the awful night he lost what he had left of his dad.
“We went to a Raiders game on his last birthday in 2000. It was a few months before he passed and now he is somewhere roaming around in the same area, but not with family like he supposed to be,” Horn said.
Unable to make off with the radio they targeted, thieves took a small white box with the name of late Carl E. Horn printed on top and his ashes inside.
“I know they have no use for it and it means a lot to me,” he said.
The sports fanatic and die-hard Kings fan turned to social media pleading for help, and in just a few hours, Kings fans were spreading the word to bring Ken’s dad home.
“Kings fans show that family unity and that’s what this is about, family, you know,” Horn said.
The message now reaching from Sacramento to Oakland.
“I’m hoping somebody saw it and knows that it means so much to somebody,” Horn said while trying to fight back tears.
Ken knew he shouldn’t have left the ashes in the car, but said it was his way of keeping dad by his side and a part of life they treasured most.
“It’s a way of bonding. Going to sports events, you know, such a big part of my life,” he said.
It’s an unbreakable bond he will forever have with his dad, only it may just be in spirit.
If you have any information about case, Ken Horn can be found on Facebook and hopes someone can help bring his dad home.