Forgetful cruise ship passenger walks out of store with $1,000 ring on her finger, asks police for help
Published: November 1, 2012
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ST. THOMAS - Police on St. Thomas are trying to return a $1,000 diamond ring to its rightful owner after a cruise ship passenger mistakenly walked out of a store with the ring on her finger.
The passenger told police she visited about 50 stores in Havensight and downtown Charlotte Amalie on Wednesday, trying on clothes and jewelry, according to a press release from V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames.
In one of the stores - the passenger said she did not remember which one - the woman tried on a gold and diamond ring and walked out of the store, according to Rames. Once she realized the ring was still on her finger, the woman found a police officer and handed her the ring.
Police are asking the owners and employees of Havensight and downtown stores to call 715-5548 if they are missing a gold and diamond ring. Callers will be asked a series of questions to determine that the ring belongs to them and will be required to sign a release before taking possession of the ring.