PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) _ A $90,000 diamond ring is back with its owner because of a newspaper classified ad.
The Pensacola News Journal reported (http://on.pnj.com/ICSkxg ) Tuesday the owner left the ring April 22 in a Pensacola Beach restaurant’s restroom.
When she realized her mistake 20 minutes later, the ring was gone.
Police, a private investigator and calls to local pawn shops and jewelers failed to find the 5-carat ring.
The owner took out an ad in Monday’s News Journal.
It was noticed by a reader, who thought the ring’s description matched one a friend found at the restaurant.
The reader contacted that friend, who turned it over to police.
She said she thought it was a piece of cheap costume jewelry.
She refused a reward, saying she just didn’t want to get in trouble.