UPDATE: We have a happy update after a Texas teen stumbled upon a Marine's lost wedding band inside his brand new baseball glove over the weekend.
Tuesday night, 10 News posted the story on our homepage, and shared it on the WTSP 10 News Facebook page in hopes of getting the ring back to it's rightful owner.
As stated in the original report by our CBS sister station, KWTX, the Academy Sports store that sold the glove had not received any reports of a missing wedding band.
But that didn't last long! After thousands of WTSP Facebook friends shared the post, word finally reached the marine missing his ring!
Chad Rumsey commented saying:
"This ran last night and I'm embarrassed to say that it is mine.I was looking for a first baseman's glove for my 9-year-old and didn't realize it came off in the glove.My wife saw the post and has already talked to Matt Howerton with KWTX so we can get it back."
ORIGINAL STORY, written by Matt Howerton:
Mart, Texas (KWTX)- Well you certainly don't see stories like this one every day.
A high school baseball player went into an academy sports store over the weekend, and left with a new baseball glove. But when he got home, he was thrown a curveball when he found a wedding ring inside.
A baseball player without a glove is much like a surgeon without a scalpel. Bottom line, it's a necessity if you want to play America's favorite pastime.
Call it a revelation that came to Holly Alexander's 16-year-old son, Ryan over the weekend.
"He wanted to look at first base gloves hoping to try out for first base at Riesel High School."
So Ryan took his mom to Academy in Waco, TX to find the perfect glove.
"I think he tried on like 20gloves, and finally found [the] one," said Holly. "There wasn't a lot of choices in first base gloves, but [it] is really the only one that fit his hand."
But when they returned home, Ryan found a surprise inside his new mit.
"...He was messing with it trying to break it in, and put it on his hand," explained Holly. "Then he said 'what is this mom? I feel something in here', and then he pulled out the ring."
PHOTOS: The mit, and the ring
A James Avery wedding ring to be exact- one that on the inside has an engraving that reads "I love my marine."
"I assume that a man tried it on and I guess it was too loose and it came off when he pulled his hand out, because it does fit pretty tight."
Holly says academy told her no one has contacted them to report a missing ring.
"...It is pretty strange. When I called Academy, the lady couldn't believe it."
It's a bizarre circumstance, but nevertheless, Holly feels obligated to find the owner. After all, she could be holding onto something very special that means the world to somebody.
"You know I would hope that somebody would see this and claim it," she said. "I mean if I lost my wedding ring, I hope someone would try and get it back to me."
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