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Cops: Woman swallows stolen ring to 'hide it'

Published On: Sep 02 2014 09:42:10 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2014 09:32:38 AM CDT
Woman swallows diamond ring


A Utah woman is accused of hiding a stolen ring worth thousands of dollars -- by swallowing it.

An X-ray revealed the ring was in the stomach of 25-year-old Christina Schlegel, Salt Lake City TV station KSL reported.

Schegel, along with her 30-year-old boyfriend Bryan Ford, are accused of taking the ring from a Zales jewelry store.

Officers later located the couple, who were positively identified by Zales employees. Police believe Schlegel swallowed the ring in an attempt to hide it.

There is no word on how officials will retrieve the ring.