Man hides gun in his fat rolls

2009-08-09 14:11

Washington - An obese prisoner in Harris County, Texas has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm after he was discovered to be hiding a 9mm pistol in between his rolls of fat, local media reported Saturday.

George Vera, who weighs around 225kg was originally arrested last week for selling counterfeit CDs, according to the Houston Chronicle newspaper.

A police spokesperson told the Chronicle that Vera was searched three times over the course of his arrest and booking at the jail but managed to conceal the handgun with his rolls of fat until it was discovered in the shower.

Vera has been charged with possession of an illegal weapon in a correctional facility, which carries a penalty of two to 10 years in prison, but is currently free on bail of $10 000.

- SAPA
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