Texas woman reunited with class ring after 15 years
A Texas woman was reunited with the high school class ring she lost 15 years earlier when the missing item was turned in to the local sheriff’s office.
The Gregg County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the Sabine High School Class of 2005 ring was brought into the station this month by a woman who reported finding it “in the area of Highway 135 in April of this year.”
“The ring possibly belongs to a female named ‘Lacey,'” the post states.
Lacey Akers said her phone’s notifications started going off Monday when her classmates spotted the post and started reaching out to find out if she was missing her ring.
“When I woke up [Monday] morning, I had all these messages,” Akers told the Longview News-Journal. “When I saw the post, I thought, ‘This can’t be.'”
Akers said she hadn’t seen her class ring since losing her purse 15 years earlier. She said there was no police report filed because she was never sure if the purse was lost or stolen.
Akers visited the station Tuesday and was presented with her ring by sheriff’s Lt. David Falco.
“It just goes to show that there is some positive to social media that can be used for our benefit and other people’s benefit,” he said.