A Tennessee woman had to be taken to the hospital Tuesday after
she allegedly stole $5,000 from her boyfriend and stored the
cash in an unusual hiding spot.
According to a police report, Bobby Gulley was under the
suspicion that his girlfriend, 43-year-old Christie Black of
Bulls Gap, was stealing from him. He told police he "set a trap"
for the woman by placing one envelope with $4,000 in $100 bills
and another with $1,000 in $100 bills in an old medicine bag
along with undisclosed amounts of drugs including morphine and
Gulley then left the bag on the foosball table and went to bed.
When he woke up, he noticed that Black was still awake, and that
the contents of the medicine bag were gone. He confronted the
woman, who reportedly became ill and vomited up a plastic bag
that contained partially-dissolved pills.
"He then asked her where the money was, and she admitted to him
she'd wrapped it up and stuck it in her rectum," Hawkins County
Sheriff's Office Sgt. Michael Allen stated in his report. "Black
admitted (to Allen) to taking the money and medication because
Mr. Gulley was going to kick her out and she needed money for a
place to live."
Black attempted to remove the money from its hiding place with a
toilet brush and tongs, but she was unsuccessful.
Allen said Black was "bleeding severely" and was taken to the
Hawkins County (Memorial Hospital) emergency room.
"There, the wad of money was removed and collected as evidence,"
According to the Times News, a theft charge is pending and, as
of Thursday, Black in fair condition at Holston Valley Medical