Stolen ring removed from Irish man's body with colonoscopy in Turkey's southwest
After confessing to the crime, the 54-year-old tourist was taken to a hospital by the police, where he tried to give the ring back “by natural means” on Oct. 5.
Campbell ate, drank, ran and jumped around the hospital corridors with a police escort for more than 36 hours, but his efforts were fruitless.
The police suggested to remove the ring with colonoscopy, but the prosecutor rejected the proposal citing health risks.
The exhausted man then volunteered for the surgery himself, which was conducted at a private hospital in Marmaris early Oct. 6, according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency.
The Irish tourist had told in his police testimony that his wife was killed in a car crash, in which their wedding ring was lost.
“Whenever I see a diamond ring on display at jewelry shops, my wife comes to my mind. I feel a strong urge to take those rings, especially the ones with higher carat diamonds,” Campbell reportedly said.