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A Racine man who had been staying off and on with a friend stole a $6,000 diamond ring, according to court records.

 

Allen A. Flowers, 24, is charged with felony theft and criminal trespass for the February incident. He made his initial appearance Wednesday on the charges, and is in custody on a $2,500 cash bond.

The criminal complaint filed against him in Racine County Circuit Court states that a woman called police about  midnight on Feb. 7 to say that a few days earlier, Flowers had stolen a diamond ring from her bathroom. The ring belonged to the woman’s mother, and she said it had been left behind by mistake.

She told police the ring was left at her home on Jan. 29, and was gone by the time her mother realized it was missing the next morning. The woman said she went to look for the ring, but it – and Flowers – were gone.

The woman said she called Flowers to ask for the ring back, but he never responded to the messages. She said she allowed enough time for him to come around and return the ring before calling police in February, but it never reappeared. She called police after coming home to find her back door open, believing Flowers had come in without permission. She said the things he had left inside on Jan. 29 had been removed, and she wanted to press charges for trespassing.

An officer was able to reach Flowers by phone that day and said the family wanted the ring back or they would press charges. The officer reported Flowers did not sound concerned and said “I don’t have it,” before hanging up the phone.

 

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