Columbus woman hopes surveillance video will return lost engagement ring
A Columbus woman who is weeks away from walking down the aisle, is begging for her lost wedding ring be returned before she says "I do."
"It's heartbreaking it really is, it is a freak accident," said Sophia Antoun, who lost her ring last month, when it slipped off her finger while she was walking into her office on East State Street, after feeding a parking meter.
"When I switched the keys from my left hand to my right, it must've fallen off, from the clanging of the keys, I didn't hear it fall to the ground," said Antoun.
Antoun and her fiancé have searched dozens of pawn shops and put up lost fliers asking for the jewelry's return.
"I have never lost it, it has never fallen off," said Antoun.
The bride-to-be now hoping security video taken in front of her office building will bring the ring back to her.
Just minutes after Antoun walked into the building, a woman is caught on camera picking up something in the same location where the ring was dropped, and then continues walking with a man down the street.
"I don't blame anybody for picking it up," says Antoun, "I would do anything to get it back."
Antoun and her fiancé scheduled to get married in three weeks. She says the family heirloom has been in her future husband's family for generations and was brought here from China years ago.
"Family heirlooms and passing things down, especially wedding tradition is very important and very significant," she said.
Which is why the bride-to-be, begging for the ring's safe return, no questions asked.
"It's very devastating," said Antoun.
Anyone with information about the lost ring, is asked to call Sophia at (614) 226-7023.