Diamonds are forever, but what goes in must come out

January 17, 2007 at 10:38 pm 3 comments

Simon Hooper wanted to propose to his girlfriend, but was a bit short on cash. So he ambled into Fred Burgess’s jewelry store and swallowed a diamond ring worth £1,750, thinking that Mr. Burgess was not paying any attention at the time. Ooops.

The police waved a metal detector over his abdomen and heard a familiar ping. So it was off to the x-ray machine, which confirmed that Mr. Hooper had indeed consumed an engagement ring and not the foil that Mr. Hooper claimed he had accidentally swallowed. Then it was on to the hoosegow. After the cell doors clanged shut, the police waited for three days until “nature took it’s course”. They then returned the ring to Mr. Burgess. Not that it has done him any good. No one wishes to buy his ring, he says, because everyone knows where it’s been.

Who can blame them? How many people want a symbol of love and commitment that has been covered in…well…such an unromantic substance? Is it on sale?

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. harrison  |  January 18, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Well, that story has pretty much ruined that song.
    Ew.

    Reply
  • 2. Medium @ Large  |  January 18, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    […] Humor, Video, Philosophy, physiology, Feats — harrison @ 6:08 pm Elzbth has a post about a thief that steals a diamond ring by swallowing […]

    Reply
  • 3. The Mayor  |  January 22, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    Could his last name really be *Hooper*?

    That part’s a joke, right?

    Reply

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