Thursday, July 6, 2006
That's Just Wrong: Rings
It can be the biggest day of your life. Many couples love sharing memories of the day they got married. But when the police lost one man's wedding ring, his wife was so disheartened, she said That's Just Wrong.
WSVN--No woman can ever forget her wedding day.
Nellie Hessing: "That day was beautiful. Sun was shining. Nice on the outside. We even took pictures outside. So it was a wonderful day."
For Nellie and her husband George, that day has led to almost eight blissful years.
Nellie Hessing: "Ya, very good times."
But even when there were bad times, they always carried a symbol of their love.
For Nellie and George, their wedding rings were special.
Nellie Hessing: "We picked them out together. And, they're gorgeous. This picture is our rings."
Now, that picture may be all they have.
Two months ago, George was in a hurry to get to work when he was stopped by a police officer.
Nellie Hessing: "He ran a traffic light."
When the officer pulled him over, he found George was also wanted on an old warrant for violating his probation.
Nellie Hessing: They took off his jewelry at the scene and at that time they took him downtown to the Broward Jail house."
Now, George knows what he did was wrong.
He wouldn't even go on camera for our story.
But what the police did next wasn't right.
You see, when Nellie went to bail her husband out, his precious wedding ring was gone.
Nellie Hessing: "That afternoon I went to bail him out and we went back to the property room to retrieve his items. And the ring still wasn't there. The officer still hadn't turned it in."
Nellie was given some numbers to contact.
Nellie Hessing: "We was passed around to everybody in the department. And it went on like that for a whole month. Up until today. We haven't gotten anything back. Everytime we call it's the runaround. Back and forth."
But so far, no one has found the ring and no one is giving her answers.
Now, she says That's Just Wrong.
Nellie Hessing: "I'm really disappointed about it. Because, actually I thought our police department was much better than that. I thought we were beyond things like that."
Craig Stevens: "We contacted the Broward Sheriff's Office. They wouldn't go on camera but they did tell us there is an investigation into what happenedto the ring. If they lost it, the best they can do is make right and replace it."
Nellie Hessing: "It's not just the ring. It's the principal of it too."
Unfortunately for Nellie, this piece of jewlery was precious.
She knows you cannot replace the lost ring.
Nellie Hessing: "That ring, that we had, it's no longer in stock anymore. So that ring, that we had, we would have to chose another one."
But she also knows you can't replace her memories, and the love she has with George is priceless.
Nellie Hessing: "This is it for me. This is my second marriage. And this is who I want to spend the rest of my life with."
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