Do-gooder with marital jewelry to spare? Or spouse with a lot of explaining to do?
Cranston, R.I., firefighters suspect the latter after someone left a wedding ring as a donation to the department's "Fill the Boot" drive. The campaign benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Cranston Dep. Chief Stephen Joyce told WPRI (video above) that the wedding band probably slipped off a donor's finger while putting money in the boot. Or, perhaps, someone picked up the band among spare change at home and unwittingly dropped it in with the money.
It wouldn't be the first time that wedding bands went to charity. The Salvation Army said on its blog that it once received a pair of wedding rings in a red kettle in Indiana.
And earlier this summer, fundraisers found a woman's diamond-studded wedding ring inside a life-size Ronald McDonald boot being used to collect charity at a fundraiser. Similar to the mysterious ring case in Rhode Island, charity execs weren't sure if the gift of bling was intentional or not.
“Someone may have dropped it in," Chuck Day of Ronald McDonald House Charities told NBC, "or someone may have just said, ‘Here, take this.' You never know.”