A Lynwood resident claimed a simple handshake cost her a $10,000 wedding ring.
The 56-year-old woman reported her 3-carat diamond ring missing after shaking hands with a man from Homewood, according to a Chicago Heights police said.
The woman and her husband were walking into a theater at Marcus Chicago Heights Cinema, 1301 Hilltop Ave., on Sept. 12 when they ran into another couple, the report states. When her husband walked away, she started making small talk with the two other people. During the exchange, the Lynwood woman clasped her left hand with the man's left hand. She believes that's when the man pulled off her ring.
The Homewood man emptied his pockets and his wife opened her purse to show they did not have the ring, the report states. The man also claimed that he never shook hands with the woman.
No arrests were reported.
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