Diamond still inside man who swallowed it: Cops 0
WINDSOR, Ont. — An X-ray shows a man who swallowed a $20,000 diamond still has the stone in his body, police say.
A man walked into Precision Jewellers in Windsor, Ont., on May 10 and allegedly swallowed the diamond.
Richard Mackenzie Matthews, 52, has been held in a cell without a toilet since allegedly swallowing a 1.7 carat diamond.
“The X-rays turned up a couple of stones that are more than likely the (diamond) that is still there,” Sgt. Brett Corey said in a press conference.
Though Matthews has had a bowl movement since being taken into custody, the gem has not followed suit, police said.
Matthews has been charged with theft and breach of court conditions. If police obtain the diamond, he will likely also be charged with possession of stolen property.
“We’re still waiting him out, but at this point, we don’t have anything to show for it,” Corey said.