Obese TX Inmate Hides Gun in Flabs of Fat

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON -- An obese inmate in Texas has been charged after officials learned he had a gun hidden under flabs of his own flesh.

George Vera, 25, was charged with possession of a firearm in a correctional facility after he told a guard at the Harris County Jail about the unloaded 9mm pistol.

The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday that Vera was originally arrested on charges of selling illegal copies of compact discs.

The 500-pound man was searched during his arrest and again at a city jail and the county jail, but officers never found the weapon in his rolls of skin. Vera admitted having the gun during a shower break at the county jail.

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