One of Ben Buie’s best mementos from his playing days at Oklahoma State was the ring he received for the 2004 Cotton Bowl against Ole Miss. Buie, a former center, broke his leg a few games before the bowl game, but he was still proud of what his team accomplished that year. That’s why he was so distraught when his ring was stolen from his home last year.
Buie and his wife had a laptop, watches, electronics, and the ring stolen from their home. They spent time looking for their stolen possessions on Craigslist but gave up after a while. Long after giving up on their search, Buie’s sister called to say she had found his Cotton Bowl ring on Craigslist.
The person selling the ring says he bought it for $300 from another man. He doesn’t want to give up the ring until he gets his money back.
The case will be heard in proprietary court, but even if Buie has to end up paying $300 for the ring, I’m sure he’ll just be happy to have it back. He should be thrilled; when it comes to theft, it could be much worse.