George Vera, 25, was arrested last week for selling bootleg recordings on a street corner in Houston. Following at least four body searches of the suspect, authorities later booked Mr. Vera into the Harris County Jail. Turns out he managed to hide an unloaded 9mm pistol under a pannus in his massive body. Considering that a handgun recently appeared momentarily on the FDA rule books, we’ll consider this incident as an example of an implanted device.
The Houston Chronicle reports:
Police arrested Vera on Sunday after he was spotted selling apparently bootlegged compact discs out of the back of a sport utility vehicle parked at Hollister and Pitner, Hawkins said.
Police spokesman Victor Senties said Vera was searched three times by police personnel: once at the scene, again, more thoroughly, when he arrived at the city jail, and a final time before he was transferred to the Harris County Jail.
Vera was subjected to an additional search at the county lockup.
City and county law enforcement spokespeople said inmates at both the city and county jails are not required to pass through a metal detector or undergo wand searches.
Vera’s possession of the firearm came to light Monday when he approached a county guard during a shower break and admitted having smuggled the weapon, authorities said.
Perhaps he forgot about the gun and discovered it only when washing up all the nooks and crannies in the shower.
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