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Man swallows €145 to avoid being robbed

The Local · 11 Mar 2011, 14:55

Published: 11 Mar 2011 14:55 GMT+01:00

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The 37-year-old victim, named by the paper as Sandro B., had just picked up his Hartz-IV benefit payment when he met a supposed friend, 28, who claimed he owed him money.

When the other man threatened Sandro, he saw only one way to protect the wad of cash - comprised of a €100 note, two twenties, two tens, and one five - that he had just received.

“He threatened me so I swallowed the money,” Sandro told Bild. “It was pretty dry.”

With the money down Sandro's hatch, the man became angry and broke one of his ribs, sending him to the hospital.

There, to his luck, doctors eventually "recovered" the money from his body. After it was cleaned and returned it to Sandro, who likely received doctor's orders to stick to a high-fibre diet in the future.

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Your comments about this article

16:40 March 11, 2011 by munchingmuschiinmünchen
Pretty dry, I must agree with Sandro B.
19:38 March 11, 2011 by lovemymac&cheez
wow, hadn't I known his name was Sandro I would have guessed that was my father in law of had done that... stingy old kraut.
10:14 March 13, 2011 by im2fools
Ok, I never comment on here, but someone HAS to tell me how they recovered 6 bank notes from his stomach. Surgery? Epicac? Did it pass through undigested? This story is not complete without this detail.
11:33 March 14, 2011 by moistvelvet
Who is the victim exactly? The guy swallowing the money or the guy still owed money? I wonder how much he was charged in hospital fees, or perhaps they get that for free too... I now know who the victim was, us the taxpayer!!
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