They Stole Her Precious
MALL i AUSTRALIA l CRIMINAL/ ILLEGAL, FAMILY&
Having been married just one month, lam very
precious and careful with my wedding ring. I
take it of only to wash my hands. I' m in a
shopping mall bathroom and have Just taken my
ring off and set it on top of my bag next to me.
At the sink next to me is a girl about the age of
Girl: "Hey mum! Look what I found!"
Mum: 'rin a loud whisper* "Put that in your
pocket! Show me later!"
They begin to leave. I reach for my ring and find
it gone! I see the girl Just shoving my ring into
her pocket with a big smile on her face.)
Me: "Hey! Excuse me! I think you have
something of mine!"
Mum: "Mind your own business!" We her
daughters "Keep walking, honey."
They both flee the bathroom, but I follow and
Me: "Stop! Hey! Give it back!"
Mum: "You leave my baby alone!"
I start to cry. With the mum yelling at me, the
chaos brings a security guard running over.)
Mum: "Thank God! This b**** is trying to
steal my baby girl' s ring!"
Me: "No, no, it' s my wedding ring. I took it off
for a moment and she took it!"
Girl: "She' s lying! It' s mine!"
Guard: "Enough!" ho me* Do you have any
proof it' s yours?"
I' m still crying and my to describe it, but the girl
and her mum keep screaming over me. The
guard has to yell at them to get them to quiet
down. At last, he looks at my long thin fingers,
and the girl' s very short chubby ones, and he
winks at me.)
Guard: "Okay, tell you what. Whoever the ring
fits, that' s who it belongs to."
The guard forces the girl to hand it over, with
the mum screaming the whole time. Of course,
the ring doesn' t get anywhere near fitting her,
and is a perfect fit on me. The guard calls the
police and they both get banned from the store.
My husband and I are still very good friends with
the guard; in fact, he' s marrying my husband' s
sister next year!)