Wedding Ring Lost in Chicago, Found in Arkansas

By Geetika Rudra

Jun 11, 2013 12:47pm

A wedding ring lost in Chicago turned up 600 miles away in Arkansas.

Steve Anderson, 63, of North Little Rock, Ark., was unloading packages in the warehouse of Applied Industrial Technologies when he noticed something odd about one of the boxes.

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The box came from an Illinois firm called Lovejoy which makes industrial parts and uses Applied Industrial Technologies as a distributor.

“On Monday I was unpacking our orders and I saw there was a ring in the wrapping of one of the boxes. At a second glance, I realized it was a wedding ring. The ring looked very expensive, it had several diamonds in it. And it looked like it was well worn, so I was sure somebody must have been looking for it,” Anderson told ABC News.

Anderson tracked down the owner through the return address on the package and contacted a relieved Barbara Kasang, of Romeoville, Ill., a suburb outside of Chicago.

Kasang had noticed her ring was missing on Monday and was searching for it when she received a phone call from Applied Industrial Technologies saying the ring was in a box she had shipped to them, according to a report from ABC affiliate KATV.

“My heart was pounding when I lost it and pounding when he said we’ve found it,” Kasang told KATV.

Anderson has not spoken to Kasang, but is glad he was able to help.

“It’s the first time something has happened like this at the warehouse. But I’ve lost things before and had them returned to me. I always try to do what’s right. It felt good,” said Anderson.

Kasang said she had no comment.

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