Today's Idiot
Stomach pains rumble thief's loot hideaway

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German thief who swallowed a ring he had stolen was betrayed by his own body when he suffered stomach pains during police interrogation. He was taken to hospital where an x-ray revealed the hidden loot.
Classic guilt pains.
Off-duty police officers in the western town of Bergisch Gladbach thought they had seen the 30-year-old stealing something from a shop window, but only found an empty box when they searched him, a police spokesman said Friday.

"He said he'd grabbed the box and found it empty, but the shopkeeper said there was a ring missing," he said. "Then during questioning he complained of severe stomach pains and was rushed to hospital with suspected appendicitis."

Doctors x-rayed the man and discovered the ring, which they fished out using pincers attached to a stomach tube.
Posted by: Chinter Flarong 2006-11-19