Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Steve Rubins Lucky Ring
HeҒs had it for 45 years, a gift from his father. And when Westporter Steve Rubin discovered someone stole his blue sapphire ring from his Compo Beach locker last week, he was devastated.
I always take if off before I go swimming because it means so much to me,Ӕ he said. When I got back to the locker and it wasnӒt there, I just couldnt believe it.Ҕ
The thief apparently fiddled with the numeric combination lock until coming up with the right numbers and it opened. Despite other valuables in the locker, only the ring was missing.
Rubin notified police and word quickly spread up and down the boardwalk about the loss suffered by the popular Parks and Recreation employee who is also a member of Westports Representative Town Meeting.
ғI figured it was gone and Id never see it again,Ҕ he said.
But fate intervened. To make a long story short, the alleged thief gave the ring to his girlfriend or tried to give it to her ֖ but she turned it down. Not only that, she picked up on word of Rubins loss and put two and two together.
Bottom line: the cops showed up at the alleged thiefҒs home a 15-year-old ֖ and confronted him about the ring. He fessed up and Rubin soon had the ring back.
I couldnӒt believe it, said Rubin, who said the $3,000 ring means so much more to him than its monetary worth. ԓSometimes things happen and you just wonder why they do.
Rubin said he had no idea whether police arrested the teen-ager, adding, ԓIm just grateful to get the ring back.Ҕ