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April 14, 2013
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Police recover engagement ring swallowed by thief

Authorities charged 52-year-old Ronald Perley with theft and falsifying physical evidence after they say X-rays showed the ring inside him

Associated Press

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Police say they've got the $3,200 engagement ring a U.S. man allegedly swallowed during an attempted jewelry store theft.

Authorities charged 52-year-old Ronald Perley with theft and falsifying physical evidence after they say X-rays showed the 14-karat white-gold ring with princess-cut diamonds inside him.

WMUR-TV reports that police in New Hampshire had recovered the ring as of Saturday.

Perley allegedly went into a shop on Thursday asking about engagement rings. Workers said he grabbed a ring, then swallowed it after being confronted.

Police say surveillance footage shows Perley taking the ring and putting his hand to his mouth.

Perley was being held on $50,000 bail. It's not clear if he has an attorney.

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