Police in Florida say that a man swallowed stolen earrings at a mall
NAPLES, Fla. — An X-ray marked the spot for southwest Florida police who say a teenager swallowed a $16 pair of earrings after taking them from a JCPenney store at a mall.
Authorities say William Colburn faces charges that include retail theft and tampering with evidence.
When a security officer approached him outside the store, authorities say the teenager drank the water, swallowing the earrings.
Police said Monday the X-ray confirmed the earrings were inside him. A police spokesman didn’t know whether the suspect required medical treatment for having swallowed the earrings.
A phone listing for Colburn couldn’t be found.