ELKMONT, Alabama — This gives whole new meaning to the term “gun butt.”
Alabama police were nearly blown away when a suspect who “appeared to be walking strangely” when he was brought into a county jail, stumbled and a handgun dropped out from his anal cavity.
“I immediately considered that he defecated on himself before noticing a familiar shape in the form of a pistol in his boxers,” a corrections officer processing the arrest of Jesse O’Neal Roberts said in a police report.
Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely was unimpressed. “It happens,” he said, leaving one to wonder just how crazy things must get in Alabama’s jails.
Police say the 23-year-old Roberts was brought in early Tuesday after a local resident reported a prowler on his property. The caller spotted Roberts near his garage and held him at gunpoint until cops arrived.
Cops say Roberts appeared drunk and they spotted his pickup truck stuck in a ditch nearby. He was arrested for public intoxication and hauled off to the county jail where officers found his rather uncomfortable piece of contraband.
Investigators determined the weapon, a .380 Jimenez, had been reported stolen from a home in Florence, Alabama. It seems unlikely the owner will want it back now.