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That Time Police Used Gollum To Help Find A Missing Ring

My Precious!

We’re looking for the rightful owner of the suspected stolen ring, already had to turn this man away: pic.twitter.com/2pC3rAx6Af

— Solihull Police (@SolihullPolice) January 13, 2014

Police from Solihull, West Midlands in the UK took extreme measures recently while trying to find a missing ring – they used a nerd reference. But they didn’t stop there, they threw in some puns too. “We apologise for the ‘Ring’ puns today, it’s difficult to break the hobbit.”

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."