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Gem of a scheme goes down the toilet

 
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Dave Chance



Joined: 30 May 2011

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: Gem of a scheme goes down the toilet Reply with quote

http://www.japantoday.com/category/world/view/man-swallows-14000-diamond-at-sri-lanka-gem-show

COLOMBO —

A Chinese man was arrested for attempted theft and taken to hospital for a dose of laxatives on Wednesday after swallowing a diamond worth nearly $14,000 at a gem exhibition in Sri Lanka, police said.

The 32-year-old had asked the stall owner for a close inspection of the diamond on the opening day of Facets Sri Lanka, an annual jewellery show in the capital Colombo.

“He had taken the diamond out of a display cabinet and appeared to be appraising it and suddenly put it in his mouth,” a police officer at the scene who declined to be named told AFP.

“The owner saw this and alerted us,” he said, adding that the man was arrested and taken to Colombo National Hospital to be given laxatives.

A spokeswomen at the hospital said that an X-ray had been taken and that officers were holding him under observation.

“I believe the X-ray confirmed something that looked like a stone. The man has been taken away and he is in police custody,” Pushpa Soya said.

Photographs showed the man, dressed in a black shirt and jeans with his head bowed, being escorted from the exhibition centre by uniformed policemen.
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Zackback



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will it be worth as much when it comes out or will it be somehow be devalued by where it has been?
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Dave Chance



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zackback wrote:
Will it be worth as much when it comes out or will it be somehow be devalued by where it has been?


Well if it were a coffee cherry bean and you were a civet, I'd hold a gun to your head and insist that u get crapping, cuz it'd actually be worth more.

Yeah I'm assuming the Chinese dude doesn't have some magical properties lining his intestines, and didn't swallow it out of some gesture of goodwill.
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Ya-ta Boy



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While this is a cute story, wouldn't it fit better on the Open Forum site rather than Current Events?
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Dave Chance



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya-ta Boy wrote:
While this is a cute story, wouldn't it fit better on the Open Forum site rather than Current Events?


If the mods agree to do so, I'd have no issue with it.

Not really a make or break thing to my mind.
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