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Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!

By ANTHONY HALL, United Press International   |   Sept. 9, 2012 at 3:17 AM   |   Comments

Hey, even the bad guys have to eat once in a while. Generally, though, it isn't such a great idea to eat the loot.

At a gem exhibit, for example, don't try eating one of the gems. Police in Columbo, Sri Lanka, said a man asked an exhibitor to take a $13,000 diamond out of a case so he could examine it. Then he allegedly popped it in his mouth and swallowed.

The British Broadcasting Corp. reported the owner of the diamond, Suresh de Silva, told police he witnessed the would-be thief and an accomplish try to replace the diamond with a fake.

Grabbing the loot is called stealing, and once the police show up, eating the loot is what, withholding evidence?

In Buffalo, N.Y., WIVB-TV reported, a man was detained by Darien Lake Theme Park security officers, when he allegedly tried to eat a handful of counterfeit $50 bills.

It turns out, the man, Larry Jones, would have had quite a feast if he had gotten away with it, given he was found to be in possession of $1,200 in phony bills.

In Ann Arbor, Mich., it turns out the customers know their rights and don't take it lightly if you raise the price in the middle of a purchase.

Apparently, that kind of shenanigans was enough for a 19-year-old john from Ohio to call the police on a would-be price gouging prostitute.

Police withheld both prices and people's names in the case, saying how many charges would be brought would be up to Washtenaw County prosecutors.

AnnArbor.com said the man originally called the police to complain he was being robbed.

Topics: Larry Jones
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