Just when I think I’ve seen everything, some fool has to come along and do the impossible.
From KTLA News:
North Carolina police are now investigating the possibility that an inmate smuggled a 10-inch revolver in his rectum after he was discovered in his cell with the weapon, according to reports.
Police arrested Michael Leon Ward, 22, of Georgia, after a speeding stop Monday. Ward, who had a warrant out for his arrest in an Atlanta murder case, refused to comply with police orders and was brought down with a stun gun. Police arrested him, tacking on marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges after reportedly finding the items in his car during a search.
At this point the guy had a handful of charges, but I guess he couldn’t stand the thought of facing one more?
Once locked in a cell at the Onslow County jail, Ward reportedly summoned the guards, telling them that he feared for his life and had discovered a gun in the toilet — where police believe he threw it.
In a press release, sheriff’s investigators questioned how the gun could have ended up in the cell since Ward had been “strip-searched prior to being booked into a cell block.” Investigators also said that Ward was transported to a local hospital “for possible injuries that may have occurred to Ward’s rectum where it is believed Ward may have concealed” the gun.
That’s the part where it goes from odd to just ridiculous. How are you going to shove a gun up your behind and then act like it was already in the prison cell when you got there? Its jail, dude. People spend all of their time trying to smuggle stuff like that in or keep stuff like that out. Nobody is finding a loaded gun in a jailhouse toilet. I’d also think that instead of risking internal organ damage and even blowing the lower half of his body off he’d just let gun possession be one of the charges he’s facing, unless the weapon is connected to a larger crime or something. Still, why would anyone do this?