Arrest warrant issued to former Iowa student for Hawkeyes locker room theft


It could have been a black-and-old gold on black-and-old gold crime when it came to the Iowa Hawkeyes’ locker room being robbed during the CyHawk football game back in September.

September 14, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes players Marcus Collins (55), Brandon Scheriff (68) and Dominic Alvis (79) carry out the Cy-Hawk trophy after their game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa beat Iowa State 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA Today Sports

The Iowa State Daily reports that warrant has been issued for Nicholas Vincent Beary, a former University of Iowa student that faces multiple charges for stealing players and coaches’ cash and cell phones, but has since left the United States.

"The warrant has been issued for Nicholas Vincent Beary, 23, and includes two charges, one for second-degree burglary and one for second-degree theft, said Darin Van Ryswyk, ISU Police investigations captain.Beary’s last known residence was West Des Moines, Van Ryswyk said, but witness statements have led ISU Police to believe Beary has left the country."

Even more interesting: Iowa State’s Department of Public Safety, Rob Bowers, said in a Des Moines Register report that Beary didn’t have any connections to Iowa State and was, in fact, a former student at Iowa.

"Bowers said Beary had no formal connection to ISU. He said Beary once attended Iowa. University of Iowa officials confirmed that Beary was a student between the fall of 2008 and spring of 2011."

Of course, since the game took place in Ames, many Iowa fans unloaded with jokes on how Iowa State fans steal things. Perhaps Beary was a Cyclone fan that went to the school, but with what we know it would be wise for the antagonizing Hawkeye fans to simply shut it.