The outcome: Incredibly, in just a few minutes he found the ring. After taking a hot shower and having the ring professionally cleaned by a jeweler, Brian drove to his wife's office and slipped it onto her finger.
Husband Combs Florida Landfill to Find Wife's Engagement Ring, Anna McGuinn really loves her custom-made engagement ring – and it’s even more precious now that her husband,
Brian McGuinn, combed through tons of disgusting garbage to retrieve it after accidentally tossing it in the trash.
The ring saga played out on Halloween, when McGuinn, 31, of Margate, Fla., went to her jewelry box to look for her $10,000 diamond. She had handed it to her husband the night before when she was about to shower and asked him to put it in the box.
But the ring wasn’t there. Brian McGuinn, 34, soon realized he must have thrown it away along with a disposable razor his wife had handed him at the same time. And the trash had already been picked up that morning.
“I was saying to myself, ‘OK, no one died, get a grip,’” Anna McGuinn said. “Then I started crying again.”
Desperate, she called Wheelabrator North Broward, which processes their garbage, and was surprised to hear that they had a protocol for the situation and would allow a search operation.
“Obviously my husband volunteered,” said Anna McGuinn, a medical practice administrator who is five months’ pregnant with her first child.