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Woman hopes to get stolen rosary back after her purse is taken

MASON, Ohio (Deb Dixon) -- Christina Ramey thought she locked her car door when she darted through the rain into the Goddard School in Mason to drop off her son Wednesday morning.

It was enough time for a thief to get in her car, rip off her purse and everything inside it.  The only thing in that purse Christina cares about is not valuable to anyone but her.  It's a plastic purple and white beaded rosary, passed down from grandmother to mother to her when she was 16.

Christina and her siblings prayed on that rosary when her mother, a victim of domestic violence, was shot five times and stabbed. 
Christina says, "We would pray, my mom and I, on the rosary for her to live, and she's alive today.  She was shot  more than five times.  The bullet in the temple left her legally blind, but she lived.  She's a prayerful woman, and prays the rosary everyday."
Christina prayed on the stolen rosary everyday, and carried it with her during the day.
"I would trade everything I have for that.  It's an empty feeling," she said.
Mason Police say there have been several purse thefts from cars in the last couple of months.  Usually from parking lots where women might just run inside a business and leave the purse behind, such as day care centers.  Cars in a vet's office were also broken into Wednesday across the street from the Goddard School.
Since a plastic rosary isn't the kind of the thing the thieves are looking for Christina hopes someone finds it or her purse.  She's hopeful her prayers will be answered.

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