ARIZONA - A former airport worker is accused of stealing a diamond worth almost £100,000 - before swapping it for just £12 worth of cannabis. Walter Earl Morrison, 20, had been working for UPS when he allegedly swiped a package and hid it under his shirt while loading cargo onto a plane, according to court documents. He reportedly believed the parcel contained cash, but he instead found a diamond ring.
But rather than buying a flash car or going on a shopping spree, the 20-year-old is said to have traded the precious rock for a small amount of marijuana. He was then arrested for the theft and sacked from UPS.
A spokesperson for the company said the diamond was recovered and delivered to the intended customer.
Speaking to ABC15 about the incident, which is said to have happened at Sky Harbor Airport in Arizona, House of Diamonds owner Brent Taubman said: “Any single stone over $100,000 is an expensive stone.”
Morrison declined to comment.
The Mirror/Sept. 27, 2014