Police try to reunite ‘distinctive jewellery’ with its owner by asking for help reading the markings… sparking online mockery from Lord of Rings fans who point out it’s ELVISH
- Police put out an appeal to find the owner of stolen Lord of the Rings replica ring
- The North Yorkshire force announced they found a ‘distinctive piece of jewellery’
- Lord of the Rings fans chimed in with hundreds of witty comments and quips
- One said: ‘The risk assessment for returning this is going to be a right bugger’
Police who found a replica Frodo Baggins’ ring among stolen property and put out an appeal online were bombarded with witty posts.
The North Yorkshire force announced on Facebook that they’d found a ‘distinctive piece of jewellery’, unaware it was a Lord of the Rings replica with an inscription in the language of Elves.
The silver ring is like the one worn in the hit movie trilogy starring Elijah Wood, who plays the young hobbit Frodo.
North Yorkshire Police announced on Facebook that they’d found a ‘distinctive piece of jewellery’, unaware it was a Lord of the Rings replica, and fans of the trilogy soon chimed in with witty comments
The writing is Elvish and says: ‘One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.’
North Yorkshire Police Detective Constable Pete Wilson said: ‘Unfortunately we haven’t been able to find the owner of the ring and return it to them.
As it is such a distinctive piece of jewellery, we’re hoping that someone will recognise the markings and be able to tell us who it rightfully belongs to, as I’m sure someone, somewhere is missing it.’
The appeal sparked amusement and mockery on social media. Officers took this in good spirit and followed up with another post.
Police who found a replica Frodo Baggins’ ring among stolen property and put out an appeal on Facebook were bombarded with witty posts
‘Thanks for all the comments,’ they said. ‘We obviously need to brush up on our movie knowledge!
‘However it is someone’s property and we would like to return it to whoever has had it stolen from them.
‘If anyone knows anyone who has had something similar taken in a house burglary please let us know.’
Calum James Paterson posted: ‘Kudos to the burglar who did over Sauron’s house.’
Craig S Fisher joked: ‘As long as the thief is wearing it, you’ll never be able to find them.’
Luke Robert posted: ‘I think it belongs to that guy with the massive eye who lives up that tower.’
Matthew Ratcliffe added: ‘It’s mine! My precious!’