Video: Texas cop recovers stolen wedding rings just hours before ‘I do’

Officer Charles Bonar went above and beyond in the name of love

By Suzie Ziegler 

LEWISVILLE, Texas — A Texas cop is credited with saving a couple’s wedding day from disaster: just hours before the ceremony, their wedding rings were stolen from a shopping cart. 

According to WFAA, the couple was doing some last-minute shopping when a woman swiped the bride’s purse. 

“We were checking out, and this woman switches out the cart, and takes my purse,” Emery Bundy told WFAA. 

Inside the purse were not only the wedding rings, but also thousands of dollars, a family heirloom, and their ID cards – needed to fly to their honeymoon. 

That’s when Officer Charles Bonar stepped in. After reviewing hours of security footage, he found a matching vehicle and tracked down the suspect. 

“I was given an opportunity and was just doing my job,” Bonar told WFAA. “It’s a huge moment in someone’s life, and too lose something like that is a big deal.” 

Bodycam video shows Bonar returning the rings to the tearful bride. 

Bundy was grateful to Bonar. 

“The officer was so wonderful,” she said. 

Now, the happy couple is off to Hawaii for their honeymoon.

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