posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 06:17 AM
Super ending as man recovers $20G Pats ring
By Brian Ballou
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Lou Schorr initially thought the ring sitting on the sink in a restroom at the Providence Place Mall Saturday evening was a worthless and bulky piece
of junk jewelry.
When Schorr, 53, of Waltham, showed the ring to his friends, they thought it was a worthless and bulky piece of junk jewelry.
But when he went to the New England Patroits Web site, he discovered he had found Super Bowl bling with 104 glittery diamonds, a value of over
$20,000. The players received their rings 11 days ago.
``I knew I had to return it to its owner,'' he said.
Etched on the ring was the name of rookie linebacker Tully Banta-Cain. He told Providence police Saturday he took it off to wash his hands and
when he returned 15 minutes later it was gone. Police told him they would investigate. Banta-Cain went to church Sunday and prayed.
Meanwhile, Schorr was showing the ring to two kids wearing Patriots jerseys at a restaurant in Shrewsbury. ``They were amazed,'' Schorr said.
Schorr, a sales representative in Canton, took the ring to work Monday and called the Pats. Banta-Cain picked up his ring in person and promised
Schorr a seat at the season opener.