OLATHE, Kan. -- A day at the pool ends in heartbreak for a newly engaged woman. Thieves stole her purse with her engagement ring inside. Now, her fiance says he'll do just about anything to make things right for her.
Adam Klotz said he'll never forget the look on his fiance's face the day he proposed.
"I got down on one knee," Klotz said. "She wasn't expecting it."
Mesha Pine told her fiance she was nervous about wearing her ring at the Black Bob Bay Pool in Olathe on Saturday.
"She decided it would be best to take off her engagement ring so she wouldn't lose it in the bottom of a pool," he said.
Pine stuck it in her purse and put it in a locker right behind where she was sitting. She thought she could keep an eye on it that way.
"Maybe someone witnessed the whole thing and decided to take her purse and all the contents in it," he said.
Police found the purse dumped in a nearby garbage can but of course all the valuables inside were gone.
"I don't know why people act the way we do," he said. "We're not planing on filing charges but if they were to hand it back up over to us then we would say no harm no foul."
Klotz knows something about calling fouls since he works as a baseball umprie. As a baseball fan, he tapped into his saving to buy All-Star tickets. Now, he's considering selling them. He says he's going to school now. That's the only way he can afford a replacement ring.
"It's tough. I'm a big sports fan and she knows it," he said. "I would rather give her a ring back and replace that memory."
Klotz is hopeful someone will do the right thing.
"Maybe someone seeing this story would have a tip for us or maybe the party who took the ring would come forward with a clean conscience and say' hey I'm sorry'," he said.
The theft probably happened between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. You can call Olathe Police if you have seen the ring or have any information on the theft.