French police find Nadal's stolen watch

June 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM
1 of 3
| License Photo

PARIS, June 14 (UPI) -- The $377,000 watch tennis star Rafael Nadal wears was found near a railway south of Paris after it was stolen from his hotel room, police said.

The watch was found after police arrested the 39-year-old barman who worked at the hotel Nadal stayed at during his French Open title run after the barman confessed to stealing the watch Tuesday, Radio France Internationale reported.

The barman, whose name was not released, told police where he hid the watch. The barman had a record of thefts and other crimes before this incident.

Nadal, who won his record seventh French Open Monday, said he was happy the watch had been found and he planned to stay at the same hotel for next year's French Open.

Topics: Rafael Nadal
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Cincinnati Reds claim rare series win vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Dodgers trade for Mat Latos, Mike Morse from Miami Marlins
Baltimore Orioles blank Atlanta Braves to sweep series
San Francisco Giants' Peavy, three relievers shut out Milwaukee Brewers
Robert Kraft rips commissioner, calls Tom Brady's ban 'unfathomable'