Landfill Workers Track Down Wedding Ring for a Second Time After Woman Accidentally Throws Hers Away
"I said, 'You know, what's the odds of us really doing this two times in a row?'" the landfill's manager said.
For the second time in three months, workers at a New York landfill are being hailed heros after finding another woman's diamond wedding rings that she accidentally threw away while cleaning.
Vicky Salzone, of Long Island, said she was taking down Christmas decorations when suddenly, she noticed her three diamond wedding bands missing from her fingers.
"They were missing," Vicky said in an interview with CBS2. "I have no recollection of taking them off. It was horrible, because I knew they were irreplaceable."
Joe Salzone, her husband of 34 years, then suggested she might have thrown it away, and called the Town of Babylon Recycling Center in a panic.
Luckily, sanitation workers at the landfill are pretty well-versed at finding rings.
The two rings were found four hours later, when eight sanitation workers joined Dyckman and her husband in searching for the rings in their garbage truck.
"I said, 'You know, what's the odds of us really doing this two times in a row?'" Manager Ed Wiggins said when he heard about the Salzone's rings. "It's not fun. It was pretty gross."
But, they were determined to help the couple anyway. In fact, after the incident in November, sanitation workers seemed to have perfected their methods in searching for lost rings.
The truck driver told the couple he knew exactly where the garbage was. "Three quarters into the truck," Joe said.
And, as soon as they were able to track down their garbage bags, the search team was able to find the three rings Vicky had mistakenly thrown away.
"They wanted the rings that were blessed by the priest who married them," Wiggins said. "It wasn't the monetary value."
While sanitation workers said they were more than willing to help, they urge the public to keep a closer eye on their treasures since they have only been successful in finding lost jewelry four times in the last 40 years.
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