AUSTIN (KXAN) — When floodwaters poured into dozens of homes in the Onion Creek neighborhood last year, many residents only had enough time to grab a few things before fleeing their house.
After the waters receded, one woman noticed several items from inside her home were missing.
The items included gold coins, a pocket knife, an iPod, and a pair of class rings. One ring from USC had the woman’s name engraved on it.
Using an online database, police were able to determine several of the items had been dropped off at area pawn shops, according to an arrest affidavit.
The stores require positive identification for anyone pawning or selling items.
The investigation revealed a woman had pawned off the stolen items at three different stores, according to the document.
Police were able to recover several items, including a high school class ring, jewelry, a pocket knife and the iPod.