Cops: Suspect Ate Stolen Ring
Utah thief's accomplice nabbed with X-ray
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2014 2:22 AM CDT
Christina Schlegel, 25, has been charged with felony theft.   (Orem Department of Public Safety)
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(Newser) – They might have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for those pesky X-rays: Police in Orem, Utah, who pulled over a man suspected of stealing a ring worth thousands of dollars last Friday eventually discovered it in his passenger's belly, reports the Deseret News. Bryan Ford, 30, and Christina Schlegel, 25, were taken to a police station and sent cops seeking the ring on "several wild goose chases" before an X-ray revealed that Schlegel had swallowed it when the pair were first pulled over, according to Tucson News Now. Both have been charged with felony theft.