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
Cops: Suspect Ate Stolen Ring
Christina Schlegel, 25, has been charged with felony theft.   (Orem Department of Public Safety)

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. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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