A Columbian woman, Sandra Milena Almeida, in a furious fit against her husband, who she found out was cheating on her, found his life savings… which unfortunately for him, was in cash under the bed, and decided she would destroy it in a way that he could never get his hands on it.
She ate it.
He finally found out after he had to take her to the hospital several days later with abdominal pains. Doctors began to pull out the cash out of her stomach and intestines, much to everyone’s surprise.
Some of the money was destroyed by gastric fluids, but at least 57 bills were pulled out of the woman’s stomach, intestines, and colon.
The BBC reports:
Relatives and doctors only discovered she’d eaten them after carrying out tests.
Director of Surgery at the University Hospital of Santander, Juan Paulo Serrano, told reporters: “57 $100 bills were found and extracted by the orifice opened in the stomach.
“Some extra rolls (of money) were found in the intestine, which advanced to the colon.”
“She ate rolls of bills, they were not wrapped up for any form of illicit transport,” he added.
“It seems it was an act of desperation by this woman, due to the problem she was facing, to ingest these elements, and this of course affects the patient’s normal intestinal functioning and life.”
Mrs Almeida, from Piedecuesta in the north-east of the country, is expected to make a full recovery.
“The dollar notes were washed and are in good condition, but the rest of the money was lost because of the gastric fluids,” said Mr Serrano.
Following the successful procedure to remove the cash, Sandra Milena Almeida said she was now saving for a luxury holiday.