Robbery Suspect Swallows Diamond Ring; Turns up in Jail Toilet - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Robbery Suspect Swallows Diamond Ring; Turns up in Jail Toilet

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Police suspected that one of four men arrested in a Canton-area jewelry store robbery Tuesday swallowed a two-carat diamond ring worth 30-thousand dollars.

They said yesterday that their theory proved correct when the ring was found in the toilet inside the suspect's cell at the Stark County Jail.

Police in Jackson Township alerted the sheriff's office to the possibility that the suspect had swallowed the ring. So after he had a bowel movement, the county sanitary engineer was called in and sucked the ring out of the suspect's toilet.

So how could police be sure the ring was from the jewelry store? The sheriff's office says it still had the store's price tag.

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