Stolen World Series Ring Safe and Sound

It was lost. Then stolen. Then found.

It would have fetched a hefty chunk of change on the collectors market, but it’s not likely the thief would have put it in an auction. Not with the owner’s name inside.

Whatever the motive, a 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Series ring is back with its rightful owner after a brief, but well documented search by city police investigators.

The ring went missing Monday when a team employee using the executive washroom left it inside. A frantic search ensued but the ring had disappeared.

It didn’t take long, though, for police to make an arrest. A subcontractor hired by the team to do janitorial work is behind bars after police say he removed it from the room and stuck it on the shelf of a public restroom nearby.

Valued at around $15,000 and featuring over 100 diamonds, the ring was not insured and the owner, publicity director John Brazer, was more than a little bummed when he discovered it missing.

The man accused of taking it is not the kind of guy you’d want to leave in charge of your belongings, according to this story on MLB.COM..