Publish date:

Woman calls for return of wedding rings stolen at St. Paul hospital

Lauren Zappa says her jewelry was stolen while she was getting an MRI.

A woman says her jewelry – including her wedding ring set – was stolen from a locker while she was getting an MRI at United Hospital in St. Paul.

Lauren Zappa placed her jewelry in the locker in a secured locker of the hospital before her MRI, only to return to find her rings, earrings, and a nose ring had been stolen.

She has taken to Facebook to call for their return, with her appeal having been shared thousands of times.

Zappa was especially upset over the theft of her diamond and sapphire rings, which had belonged to members of her family, as well as a tiny gold band that was her great grandmother's.

Zappa says hospital staff told her the locker was broken and therefore able to be unlocked with any locker key. Zappa claims she was told by United Hospital that it does not feel liable, and she has called for greater accountability on the hospital’s part.

“None of this is about money for me/us. It's about making sure people take responsibility for what they did or even didn't do (check their locks)," she wrote.

"It's about protecting other people from this happening to them."

According to KSTP, Zappa has filed a report for the stolen items with the St. Paul Police Department, and an investigation is ongoing. 

Sign up: Subscribe to our daily newsletters

Next Up

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins saves the day again to get Vikings to .500

Cousins' overtime toss to K.J. Osborn earned a 34-28 victory.

Nurses on strike

Nurses start 3-day strike at Allina WestHealth in Plymouth

A "last attempt" at negotiations failed to produce an agreement last Wednesday.

boating minnesota lake

Minnesota has experienced its deadliest boating season since 2005

Minnesota has seen 17 boating-related deaths so far this year.

Drew Doughty

Kirill Kaprizov makes Kings’ Doughty eat his words

The Kings defenseman isn't a fan of the Wild star's new deal.

Quinn Olson / UMD Hockey

Watch: UMD's Olson goes between-the-legs to set up highlight goal

Another Saturday. Another highlight for a Minnesota college hockey team.

Gopher Hockey

Watch: No-call lifts Gophers to OT victory over St. Cloud State

A blatant hook marred a top-four battle in St. Cloud.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Driver killed after crashing into parked semi-trailer

The crash occurred on the 5800 block of University Avenue Northeast.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings-Panthers: 5 things you can count on happening

The Vikings will look to open things up in Carolina.

Related

LDLT Headshot (1)

Despite new health setback, St. Paul candidate to continue campaign

Liz De La Torre announced Monday that she was recently diagnosed with Lupus.

Police: Boy, 12, stabs man after altercation at St. Paul bus stop

One individual sustained life-threatening injuries.

Landry and Nelson at Nelson's event Aug. 3.

Blaine teen creates new position at Chick-fil-A to help friend, coworkers

She created the position to help support her friend through a difficult time.

67889750_707961589646853_4930065200981213184_n

Demolition on St. Andrew's Church in St. Paul begins this week

Plans to demolish the building have faced resident pushback and legal challenges.

MN Supreme Court hears arguments for St. Paul trash collection lawsuit

Residents have sued the city over a centralized trash collection system.

St. Paul trash collection must go on ballot, MN Supreme Court rules

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said decentralizing trash collection could lead to a property tax increase.

Report: Many St. Paul roads suck, will get worse without cash boost

The report showed a need for increased funding to prevent deterioration of the city's roads over the next 20 years.