Within hours, he was on the hunt, checking swap meets, posting fliers, and hitting pawn shops, when he scored.
"I look, and right here on the table is the jade dragon," said Rapalee.
Minutes before, Tiwanak had just called Rapalee.
Not only was it there, at that moment, the people trying to sell it, Ezekiel and his accomplice Diedre DeMello-Corpis, were in the room.
"I was freaking out," said Woods.
She had the wherewithal to distract them, by pretending there were some complications with their deal.
"They didn't even notice when the police walked in," she said.
"Ah, good day! Good day," said Rapalee.
"How you grandpa," Tiwanak asked Ray at his grandfather's kitchen table.
"He has bad dreams and he thinks people are breaking into the house," said Tiwanak.