Police in New Hampshire say they have recovered a £2,100 engagement ring a man is said to have swallowed during an attempted jewellery shop raid.
Authorities charged 52-year-old Ronald Perley with theft and falsifying physical evidence after they say X-rays showed the 14-carat white gold ring with princess-cut diamonds inside him.
WMUR-TV said police had recovered the ring.
Perley allegedly went into a shop in Manchester 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.
He was being held on £32,600 bail.