Man Accused Of Swallowing The Evidence In Jewelry Store Theft

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.


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