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Alleged thief swallows stolen ring

Woman Swallowed Stolen Ring: Police

A couple is facing felony theft charges after a very creative alleged perpetration.

Utah police say after a couple allegedly stole a diamond ring from a mall jeweler, they were apprehended but the ring was nowhere to be found -- at least at first.

Brian Ford, 29, is accused of stealing the ring and then running to the getaway car driven by 25-year-old Christina Schlegel. After half an hour police pulled them over and Schlegel gulped down the ring.

Doctors took an x-ray of her stomach, revealing a ring inside. And since people typically don't swallow rings often, the chances of it being the stolen one are pretty high.

It could take up to several weeks for the ring to make its way out of the intestinal tract, which should serve as wonderful evidence.

The couple is still in jail facing felony theft charges. In case this doesn't serve as a warning to those who steal - swallowing the goods doesn't work.

Last year, an X-ray revealed $3,200 stolen engagement ring in a New Hampshire man's stomach after he allegedly swallowed it during an attempted jewelry store theft.

And thanks to the same lovely technology, Joseph Ramos was caught with stolen necklaces he nabbed during a home burglary. He also stole a car and several other items but didn't quite have the appetite for those.

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hey September 02 2014 at 1:12 PM

they should hae cut it out with a little knife, thats all thieves deserve

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Hello, Mary September 02 2014 at 3:13 PM

The thief deserves to have the ring removed surgically - a permanent reminder of his actions.

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buckschottz September 02 2014 at 2:20 PM

His nickname around the cell block is Ringo.

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thescot September 02 2014 at 4:23 PM

This too will pass.

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ExAZtential September 02 2014 at 2:31 PM

They have taken "eat your Carats" to the extreme.

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JERRY September 02 2014 at 6:33 PM

Keep her in her own room feed her just food laced with exlax and no toliot,lol make her sit in there until comes out.

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birds2nv September 02 2014 at 4:06 PM

The only reason he swallowed the ring is that the car he had stolen was too big to swallow.

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kimcrdr birds2nv September 02 2014 at 4:40 PM

SHE swallowed the ring, do people not read the whole article before commenting?

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Dan September 02 2014 at 1:10 PM

Oooh, what a felonious felon! ☺

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philt6135 September 02 2014 at 6:18 PM

A few punches to the stomach should help move it along faster?

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uriahheep7275 September 02 2014 at 1:18 PM

Uhhh...keep the ring :(

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