Man loses engagement ring on his way to propose to girlfriend downtown

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis man lost an engagement ring while en route to propose to his girlfriend Tuesday night and he’s asking the public to help him find it.

Justin Hart says the custom-made ring in a branded leather pouch must have fallen out of his pocket around 8 p.m.,  while riding his bike to a downtown business, where he planned to propose to his girlfriend of over 10 years.

Hart says he last remembered having the ring at the Marsh at Vermont and New Jersey when picking up flowers.

Hart says his exact route was from Vermont to the Cultural Trail, accessed at Old Point Tavern, where he remained until the English Foundation building, where he then used the bike lane on Alabama up to St. Joseph where he headed east for 300 feet, before cutting through a northbound alley behind the Bradley & Montgomery Advertising building, where he intersected 10th Street at his destination, Invoke Yoga Studio.

Hart says he spent several hours Tuesday night and Wednesday morning searching the trail, sidewalks, roadways, alleys, bushes and even trash cans for any sign of the ring or pouch. He went into Bru, Old Point, Subway, the English Foundation building and various other businesses along the way to leave info and see if anyone overheard someone talking about finding a ring.

Hart has contacted pawn shops and checked social media, eBay and craigslist, and has had no luck so far. He says he even asked random pedestrians, stopped cars and had surveillance checked at the local grocer.

“The pouch was branded by the jeweler so hopefully humanity will prevail and the ring will be returned.  Otherwise if there is anything that can be spread through your powerful reach to the community, it could help bring a happier ending to this story,” said Hart. “We are very fortunate to have so many other blessings in our life, so if someone did pick up the ring and does not act in good faith perhaps the ring will provide them with good fortune and blessings too because at the very least we want the ring to be in good hands and bring the same joy to its new owner as it would have brought us.”

If you find the ring, you can email Justin at or call our newsroom at 317-687-6541.

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