A man says he was shocked to discover his ring had been cut by a stone thrower and he didn�t do it because he�d love to see it again.
The ring, which he says is in perfect condition, was cut by David Burdon, of Rockland, New York, on April 18.
Burdun says he has been using the ring for about four years and has been getting calls from people in China about it.
Burdun claims the ring, measuring 15.5 inches across by 5.5 and a half inches high, was thrown with a stone thrown by a person he believes is a Chinese person.
The ring was cut with a blunt object.
“The person I am talking about is a person I would never have expected to be here,” Burdin told reporters after he presented his findings at a news conference on Tuesday.
This ring was thrown from a Chinese national who is not a native of this country.
But Burden insists that he had no intention to cut it and that he just didn�ts have a heart for it.
He says he used a large flathead screwdriver to pry open the ring and then used a diamond chisel to cut the piece out.
In a Facebook post Burdi wrote, �I did not do this to get the ring or any other object.
I did it to show the world the beauty of my own culture.� Burden, who was arrested, was released without any charges on Tuesday and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 17.
Stone thrower in China accused of cutting ring to get it back in the United States article A Stone Thrower in New York City who is accused of throwing the ring that he says was cut in a China incident has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan alleging that he was illegally detained and arrested for the incident.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by a Chinese American who is a member of a Chinese-American group called The Stone Throwers and seeks unspecified damages.
The lawsuit says Burdyn was detained at the airport by customs officials and then charged with illegal entry into the United Sates.
At the time of his arrest, Burdino, who is from the city of Pao, China, had just gotten a call from a person who claimed to be a Chinese man in his 60s who said he wanted to buy the ring Burdins said.
The group is trying to raise funds to help Burdinos family get out of China.
According to the lawsuit, the ring was in the same condition when Burds first arrived in New Jersey last April, and was being held in a warehouse until Burdis arrival in April.
It is unclear what Burdisons intention was to cut this ring out.
Burden did not respond to requests for comment.
He was taken to a nearby police station and told he had to pay a $2,000 fine.
He said he could not pay the fine because he had been arrested for a non-violent crime, and that a judge denied the request.
A friend who lives in the New York area contacted Burdina in March and asked if he would like to meet up for a day, and Burdini agreed, the lawsuit said.
They planned to go to a Chinese restaurant on the New Jersey Turnpike in Morris Township, the suit said.
Instead, Burden was handcuffed and taken to the station where he was arrested for illegal entry, the complaint said.
He was then transferred to the Morris Township Police Department, where he claims that the officers told him to hand over his money and that they had searched his pockets and his computer and had found two credit cards with $1,200 in them.
Bulfyn also said he was searched at his apartment and was told by police that he needed to provide identification.
Eventually, Bulfin told police he gave the police his passport, which showed that he is a resident of the United Kingdom, the filing said.
He told the officers he had used the money to pay for his ticket to New York.
Police later searched his cellphone and found images of the ring in a photo album and in a folder, the court filing said, adding that he also provided information about his phone to a police officer.
When asked by reporters about the incident, Burt, who works for the Morris County Police Department in Rockland County, said that he does not believe Burd and his group were breaking any laws.
He also said that while he was at the police station, Buddys family members called and requested Burd’s phone, which was in Burdies possession.
His office confirmed that the county police have a policy of not issuing a driver�s license to foreigners, though Burt said he had not spoken to Burd, the county attorney�s office or the state police to determine whether the