This morning I decided to steer my Corn Flakes away from my usual peaches and strawberries and into the direction of my favorite yellow fruit, the banana. Funny, because one of our favorite bloggers, “'Klotz As In Blood,” was also going bananas about a story out of Tasmania.
Indian police forced a thief to gobble down 40 bananas in a few hours, hoping they would force him to excrete a gold necklace he had snatched and swallowed.
“He denied swallowing it at all, but an X-ray conducted in a hospital revealed the necklace was very much in his stomach,” Ajay Kumar, a leading city detective, told Reuters.
“Doctors advised us to feed him with bananas as it worked like a natural purgative,” another officer said, trying to keep awake after staying up all night monitoring (the suspect’s) ’s motions.
(The suspect) visited the lavatory three times early today and was also forced to vomit but the necklace has failed to appear.
“We will have to look for other stronger purgatives now,” the yawning police officer added. — news.com.au
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If this had happened in Miami, would the perp have been subjected to a throat full of platanos? Read more about this potassium-filled torture and what “'Klotz' As In Blood” suggested they had done about it here. --Raina McLeod