FINDLAY (WTOL) - A Findlay resident lost his cane and is asking for it back.
But it's a special cane, for a special man.
Eighty-six year old Weldon Olson, or Weldy, played hockey his entire life.
After four years at Michigan State, Weldy won an Olympic silver in 1956, and our country’s first hockey gold in 1960.
And a few years back on his birthday, his son ordered him a specially made walking cane, made out of a hockey stick, to keep a hockey stick in Weldy's hands at all times, even though his playing time is behind him.
But last week, after shopping at Lowe's, Weldy says he left his cane in the shopping cart, and didn't realize it until he had already come home.
“I went right back into Lowe’s then, and asked if anybody had turned it in, and nobody had,” Olson said.
So now, Weldy is getting around on a standard walking cane.
He and his wife contacted Findlay Police, not because they think someone took in on purpose, but in case someone would like to return it.
"It's just a sentimental gift from my son. but I just hope that somebody is in the Christmas spirit and will come back and say 'Look, I think we found your cane.'" said Olson
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Weldy's hockey stick walking cane, you're asked to contact the Findlay Police department.
The Findlay Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the cane. The department said Olson doesn’t want to pursue a criminal complaint in the matter, but the department would like to try and recover the cane for him.
The cane may be returned to the police department with no questions asked.
If you have information, or may have found the cane, you can contact Officer Brickner or reference report 01-18-12704. The department’s non-emergency number is 419-424-7150.