Swallowed the evidence

In November 1965, Walter Cunningham was arrested on suspicion of being involved in a jewel robbery. The police picked him up two days after the robbery, loitering outside a pawn shop. He didn't have the jewels on him, but when he later complained of a stomach ache, the police realized he had swallowed all the evidence: about 91 diamonds, a 20-karat ruby, and an emerald chip.

Police Lt. Carl Schumacher told reporters, "We figure he must have swallowed the gems while he was being booked. He was probably standing there chomping away while our backs were turned."

Doctors subsequently recovered the jewels. Cunningham pleaded guilty to a federal charge of interstate transportation of stolen property.

Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Nov 19, 1965

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 29, 2018
     Category: Crime | 1960s

I take it by use of the term "relieve" that they didn't make Cunningham vomit up the booty?
Posted by KDP on 01/30/18 at 07:20 AM
Some people have expensive tastes.
Posted by Phred22 on 01/30/18 at 08:29 PM
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