In early October, Mehvish Tapal noticed that a family heirloom had disappeared.
The heirloom ring (Screengrab KTVU)“Where’s Mama’s ring?” the Union City, California, mom asked her 3-year-old son, inquiring about a diamond-and-sapphire ring handed down from her husband’s father.
The ring had been in the family for about 60 years. Munazzar Tapal’s great-grandfather bought it for his great-grandmother in London.
"When I asked my son if he had seen the ring, he paused, looked at me and said, ‘I flushed it down the toilet. It’s gone. It’s really, really gone,’" Mehvish told the Bay Area News Group. “We started watching ‘Finding Nemo’ with him and I think that’s where he got the whole idea of flushing.
"He kept saying, ‘Nemo will find the ring!’ I freaked out and called a plumber, but he said it was likely long gone into the city drain."
"And I told [Mehvish] it will literally be a miracle if you find it," Munazzar said to KTVU, admitting he was heartbroken over the loss.
When the plumber found nothing in the drain, theRead More »from Sanitation department returns lost ring to family after a six-week search