Utah couple steals expensive diamond ring, and woman swallows it

Posted at 9:45 PM, Sep 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-02 21:45:47-04

diamond x rayOfficials in Orem, Utah allege a woman stole an expensive ring and then swallowed it.

Now Zales Jewelers are stuck waiting to get back that diamond in the rough.

Orem police say Christina Schlegel waited in a car while Brian Ford,  her alleged partner-in-crime, stole the ring.

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Police say Ford took a ring, hopped into the car, and then the couple drove off. The duo didn’t get far before Utah Valley University police caught up with them 30 minutes later.

Officials released X-rays that clearly show the ring. Doctors say it could take anywhere from hours to weeks for the ring to get out of someone’s intestinal tract.

Both suspects are in jail facing felony theft charges.

It is unclear on whether or not Zales will try to sell the ring once they get it back.