HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A Huntington Beach mother accidentally sold her nearly $18,000 diamond earrings for $20 at a garage sale last month.
Dori Rhoades, 38, said she hid her earrings, $1,500 she was saving for a family vacation and a ring her husband gave her in the pocket of an old denim jacket in case she was ever robbed.READ MORE: Hiker Rene Compean Faces 6 Months In Jail, $10,000 Fine For Wandering Into Angeles National Forest Area Closed To The Public
The morning of her May garage sale, she said she completely forgot what was inside.READ MORE: Honda Center Reopens To Fans In Time For Last 5 Games Of The Ducks Season
“I volunteer in my kids’ classrooms multiple times a week, I work full time, I think anyone who is a mother knows. You give so much of yourself that sometimes your brain stops working. That morning, I sold the jean jacket without even a thought. For $20,” said Rhoades.
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“It’s my hope someone out there sees the story and knows the person who bought the jacket…I’ve just been beating myself up,” she said.