A teenager had a loaded handgun hidden in her vagina when she was arrested for driving with a suspended licence, police say.
Dallas J. Archer, was being searched when a female correction officer detected ‘an unknown item in her crotch’, according to a police report.
The 19-year-old, from Kingsport, Tennessee, was found to be concealing a stolen 22-calibre mini-revolver after being arrested when her mother claimed to have been assaulted on April 21.
A police check revealed the handgun, which is four inches in length, was stolen from a car in 2013.
Its 70-year-old owner, John Souther, told The Smoking Gun he would like the ‘little fellow returned’, but added the weapon would require ‘a bath in bleach’.
Ms Archer was charged with gun possession and introducing contraband into a penal facility.
She has been released on bail.