updated 2/25/2011 2:22:43 PM ET 2011-02-25T19:22:43

A homeless man in southeast Michigan says a woman accidentally gave him a gold ring laced with diamonds when she handed him a handful of change.

Michael Secaur tells The Oakland Press that he was panhandling at an intersection in Pontiac on Monday when a woman pulled up in a vehicle and handed him some money. He says the ring was among some coins, and that he thinks she "did an oops."

Secaur says he would recognize the woman if he saw her again.

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He says he quickly dismissed a plan to pawn the ring. The owner of a shelter where Secaur often stays has locked it in a safe deposit box.

Secaur says he has lived on the streets of Pontiac for nearly two years.

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