updated 6/12/2007 3:43:24 PM ET 2007-06-12T19:43:24

Though he lost the engagement ring and two wedding bands, the prospective bridegroom apparently found true love.

A weeklong saga stretching from Pennsylvania to Italy came to a sweet end when Mike Peterson’s future bride picked up the three rings at the Erie airport.

Peterson at first thought the rings had been stolen, until he read a story on the Internet about a maintenance worker finding weddings rings under an airport seat.

“She picked up the rings this afternoon. They were happy to get them back,” said David Bagnoni, public safety director at the Erie International Airport. “She said she was going to marry him.”

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