According to Ontario police, 52-year-old Richard Matthews went to Precision Jewellers in Ontario and attempted to swap a real diamond with a fake one. When store employees confronted him over swapping out a $20,000 , 1.7 carat diamond with a fake he had brought along, he proceeded to gulp down all the evidence.
Matthews was arrested on a suspicion of theft charge and placed in a cell with no toilet. Whenever he has to take a dump, he has to do so in a bucket. Afterwards, a gloved technician must sift through Matthews’ nuggets in hopes of finding the really expensive one.
X-rays revealed that Matthews is concealing two fake diamonds in his intestines. The real diamond cannot be seen because it’s translucent. Police have been patiently waiting for Matthews to pass the gem for over a week and expect it complete its journey any day now.
According to authorities, Matthews has been cooperative with police and is taking laxatives during his meals. He has already made several attempts at passing the gem but they have been unsuccessful. Once police have the dirty diamond in their possession, Matthews will be charged with possession of stolen property.
I, for one, do not envy the person whose job it is to procure and secure the evidence in this case. Also, do diamonds come with the equivalent of a Carfax? Personally, if I paid 20 grand for a diamond, I would hope that it was dug out of a mountain by a bonded child in India, not pulled from some Canadian’s turd.Tags: Canada, Crime, Diamond, Richard Matthews, Theft