Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pennsylvania Man Swallows Family Jewels

Police in Washington County, Pennsylvania say that fifty-three-year-old Robert Spriggs has been charged with stealing two rings, each valued at $30,000, while visiting his 81-year-old mother on Saturday, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, one of America's Great Newspapers. An additional ring has been found in his pocket, and two more have passed through Spriggs' digestive system as he has remained in a Washington County Jail cell without a flushable toilet.

Now police have learned two tennis bracelets are also missing, leading them to wonder if Spriggs might have swallowed them too.

Lt. Dan Levi says police "are in a holding pattern." Mr. Spriggs may also be in a holding pattern, but that can't last forever.

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