HOUSTON, TX --- An overweight Texas inmate added an additional charge to his sentence, after correction officicers learned he had a gun hidden under flabs of his own flesh.
500-pound George Vera was charged with possession of a firearm inside a correctional facility after he confessed to a guard at the Harris County jail about the unloaded 9mm pistol.
The Houston Chronicle originally reported on Thursday that Vera was arrested on charges of selling illegal copies of CDs.
The 25-year-old Vera was searched during his arrest and again at a city jail and at the Harris County correctional facility but officers never spotted the weapon that Vera had carefully concealed in his fat rolls.
Vera finally admitted to having the gun during a shower break at the county jail.