This is an X-ray of a housekeeper accused of stealing her employer’s 8,000-GBP wristwatch and then hiding it in her vagina to avoid being caught.
The cleaner surnamed Su at first denied any involvement in the disappearance of the timepiece from her employer’s home, but eagle-eyed officers noted that she was unable to sit still while being questioned.
Investigators with the Guangfulin Police Station, which is in Shanghai’s Songjiang District in East China, were called to the residence of homeowner Ms Liao on 25th May.
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She reported her 70,000-RMB (8,000-GBP) wristwatch missing and suspected her housekeeper, who had been on the job for one day.
However, the authorities said the cleaner Su was “calm” and denied stealing the watch, the make and model of which have not been disclosed.
But when giving her written statement, Su “repeatedly changed her seating posture and appeared visibly uncomfortable”, the police said.
Investigators immediately suspected she may have hidden the timepiece “in her body” – and a trip to a local hospital quickly confirmed their theory.
An X-ray scan showed the metallic watch lighting up brightly inside Su’s vaginal cavity.
The police said only then did she admit to the crime, with the wristwatch then removed with the help of doctors.
Su has been arrested while further investigations continue.
It is still unclear whether the watch was immediately returned to Ms Liao, or whether it is being held as evidence.