Swallowed ring recovered by NH police

Police say they’ve got the $3,200 engagement ring a New Hampshire 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 Manchester police had recovered the ring as of Saturday.

Perley allegedly went into Bellman’s Jewelers 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 is being held on $50,000 bail. It’s not clear if he has an attorney.