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Posted December 22, 2010 | comments 2 Comments

*Bank robber undergoes surgery after swallowing items

By Amber Marra -- amarra@nvdaily.com

WOODSTOCK -- Sentencing for the man who robbed the First Bank branch in Woodstock has been pushed back yet again due to a recent hospitalization, according to Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Ken Alger.

On June 15, Ronald Luther Cosner, 31, of 24368 Old Valley Pike, Maurertown, robbed First Bank and was later apprehended on a Greyhound bus in Raleigh, N.C. Cosner was caught with $1,230 and later pleaded guilty to the robbery.

Sentencing set for today in Shenandoah County Circuit Court was delayed for the second time due to Cosner swallowing a harmful object, Alger said. Cosner was being operated on at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in order to extract the items he swallowed, which may have been paper clips, according to Alger.

Last week, Cosner swallowed razor blades, prompting the initial continuance. Sentencing is now set for Jan. 7.

For further developments, visit nvdaily.com or read the print edition of The Northern Virginia Daily.


    "Last week, Cosner swallowed razor blades, "

    Well, I certainly didn't anticipate this, but I knew it was a bad idea to start issuing razor blade value packs to the new inmates...

    And as far as eating the paper clips, I guess his attorney should start using a 3-ring binder, because you KNOW this guy will eat an entire stapler.

    Seems like the Commonwealth could save money if we let nature take its course.

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