A Surprise Turns Up in Hardware Store Work Glove

Ace Hardware owner Mark Driscoll still seeking the owner
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 17, 2018 1:00 PM CDT
A Surprise Turns Up in Hardware Store Work Glove
In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, Mark Driscoll, owner of the Ace Hardware in Sugar Grove, Ill., holds a pair of gloves like the type he tried on recently and discovered a man's ring in one of the fingers.   (Denise Crosby/Chicago Tribune via AP)

An Illinois hardware store is looking for a man who apparently tried on a pair of snug work gloves and left a ring inside, the AP reports. Mark Driscoll, owner of Ace Hardware in Sugar Grove, Illinois, says he found the ring when he went to buy a pair of his own store's gloves before a trip to Wisconsin. "What the heck..." he said to himself as he pulled out what he calls a quality piece of jewelry, per the Chicago Tribune. He says it could be a wedding band, but he doesn't want to give many details.

Initially, he hoped the owner would come back to retrieve it; now he's put a "Lost Ring" post on the store's Facebook page and expects the owner to provide a good description. "If you can describe the ring, it is yours," the post says. Two women have contacted him with images of rings their husbands have lost, and one was "fairly" close, Driscoll says, but not close enough. "It’s a mystery, but one that I hope has a happy ending," he says. "No one wants to leave a wedding ring inside a work glove."

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