LAGUNA NIGUEL (CBSLA.com) — A Laguna Niguel husband accidentally sold his wife’s $23,000 wedding ring at a garage sale.
Racquel Cloutier, 31, placed her ring in a large watch box for safe keeping before she left for the hospital to deliver her fifth child.READ MORE: WATCH: A Sneak Peek Of The Highly-Anticipated Academy Museum
The mother, however, didn’t tell her husband, Eric, about the ring.
On June 1, the day after she had their baby, he sold the box — for just $10 — at a community garage sale that was put on for charity in San Joaquin Hills.READ MORE: Driver Killed, 5 Injured In El Monte Shooting, Crash
“I saw this big box in my closet. It had been there for over a year, probably worth about $120, $130 dollars. I don’t need it. I don’t use it. I brought it downstairs, I looked quick in it and there was nothing,” said Eric.
The couple hopes the person who bought the box returns the ring.
“It symbolizes love, and it’s a symbol of your relationship. I feel naked. Every time you look down at your finger…” Racquel cried. “I don’t know why I keep crying about it. I just want my ring back.”MORE NEWS: George Holliday, Man Who Videotaped Rodney King Beating, Dies Of COVID
“It means something to her. I hope the lady can bring it back. I’ll give her a reward for it. Not a $22,000 reward, but I’ll give her a reward,” said Eric.