Woman's rings, valued at $500,000, salvaged from trash

1 year 2 months 1 week ago March 19, 2016 Mar 19, 2016 Saturday, March 19 2016 Saturday, March 19, 2016 1:05:24 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

CLARKSON VALLEY (AP) — Bernie and Carla Squitieri have two very valuable rings back, against almost incomprehensible odds.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Carla took off the rings while washing dishes at their St. Louis County home on March 13 and put them on a paper towel to dry. Bernie later tossed the paper towel in the trash.

The couple realized the mistake Monday and ran to the trash can — only to realize that the garbage truck had already collected.

The rings, valued at nearly $500,000, were gone. By the time they reached Meridian Waste Service, the haulers had collected from hundreds of other homes.

Yet somehow, digging through tons of trash at a disposal site, Meridian operations manager Joe Evans found the rings.

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