MANCHESTER, N.H. (April 16, 2013)--Police say they've recovered the $3,200 engagement ring a New Hampshire man is accused of swallowing during an attempted jewelry store theft.
Ronald Perley, 52, was charged with theft and falsifying physical evidence after police say X-rays showed the 14-karat white-gold ring with princess-cut diamonds inside of him.
WMUR-TV reports Manchester police had recovered the ring as of Saturday.
Perley is accused of going into Bellman's Jewelers on Thursday, asking about engagement rings.
Workers said he grabbed a ring then swallowed it after he was confronted.
Police say surveillance footage shows Perley taking the ring and putting his hand to his mouth.
Perley was being in lieu of $50,000 bond.