A Garland woman’s wedding ring of diamonds and gold was taken by a stranger recently.
The woman blames herself for taking off the ring while working. Now, she hopes the police and the store's surveillance video will find the woman who has her beloved ring.
Bobbi Fryar was reassembling a table of pillows at the Mesquite Kirkland's over the weekend when she left her wedding ring on a display table and forgot about it.
“My ring kept getting snagged on the material and it happened about three times, and I thought, ‘I'm just going to take it off for a minute so that I don't tear the fabric or the prongs of my ring,’” said Fryar.
A customer saw it on her way out, picked it up and asked an employee about it, who says it wasn’t the store’s merchandise. The woman then pocketed the ring and left.
Within an hour, Fryar took a break and then realized her ring was gone. She then asked an employee about it.
“Something jogged my memory while I was in the office, and I said, 'Oh my gosh, have you seen my ring?’” said Fryar. “And she said, 'Yes, a customer has it.’ And it really just threw me into shock.”
Surveillance video shows a woman in a patterned shirt, jeans and flip-flops walking around the store and paying in cash for a few items.
“We could see where she would go out the door, but she didn't go out the door; she turned around and came back to the cashier and asked the cashier did we sell this here in the store?” said Fryar. “She told her no.”
Fryar filed a police report, but because of the woman's behavior and by how there's no criminal intent at this point.
The ring is not insured. Fryar says it's more than metal and jewels -- it's about the meaning behind the band.
“It’s been through a lot,” said Fryar. “My marriage is very important to me. You know, we all have history, like I said. One of the things that I wanted in life was to be married forever.”
Right now, Mesquite police are not investigating the situation as a crime because the ring appeared to be found property, and they don't believe based on the video there was criminal intent.
But they want to talk to the woman who took the ring and ask for anyone with information to call them, so anyone with information should call Mesquite police.
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