Man swallows diamond ring, it ends up in toilet


CANTON, Ohio (AP) — After four suspects in a jewelry store robbery were arrested, police surmised one of the men may have swallowed a missing two-carat diamond ring worth $30,000.

The theory proved correct, police said, when the ring was found Wednesday in the toilet inside Dandre Turk’s jail cell.

“We did suspect him of swallowing the ring,” said Maj. Dave Zink of the Jackson Township Police Department. “We were going to X-ray. Instead, we alerted both jails that whenever he had a movement to scrutinize it.” Stark County sanitary workers were called to the county jail and sucked the ring out of the toilet.

How could authorities be sure the diamond ring, in an 18-karat white gold setting, was taken from the jewelry store in the robbery Tuesday? It still had a price tag, a sheriff’s office official said.

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