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Workers dig through trash to find rings

Nov. 11, 2009 at 3:36 PM   |   Comments

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Sanitation workers in New Jersey said they spent 45 minutes wading through about 10 tons of garbage to find three rings tossed away by accident.

Bridget Pericolo, 77, of Parsippany told officials Monday her husband Angelo, 78, had accidentally thrown a paper cup holding her rings in the trash and the bag had been picked up by workers, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Wednesday.

Sanitation official Michael Brotons and workers Edgar Lopez and Joseph McGee waded through the garbage truck's haul after it finished its route.

"It took more than 45 minutes of digging, but we found them," Brotons said.

Pericolo said she is thankful her rings weren't lost forever.

"I just kept praying," Pericolo said. "It was a miracle."

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