As we all know, only a tiny fraction of firearm owners actually carry their guns on a regular basis. That’s a sad state of affairs because as many respected analysts have pointed out, more guns means less crime. On the whole. Still, it’s easy for many to rationalize leaving their heater at home, particularly women who tend toward clingier clothing that makes effective concealment a challenge. So mad props are in order for Tiffanie Lizette Bass of Raleigh, North Carolina for conspicuous ingenuity in the art of concealed carry. Ms. Bass was swept up last week in a dragnet conducted by the RPD and state alcohol revenuers at a gin joint called Club Rumors . . .
The real fun started when she was transported back to the county jail.
A woman arrested during a raid on a downtown Raleigh nightclub faces additional charges after authorities at the Wake County Detention Center found a gun in her hair weave after her arrest.
That must have been a helluva coif. So she managed to tuck a little derringer or maybe a Beretta Tomcat up in her do, right?
According to an arrest warrant, Bass was being processed at the jail when it was discovered she had a .38-caliber handgun.
Whoa! Imagine the surprise of the Raleigh jail’s intake personnel when they unearthed a revolver in her tresses.
Laura Hourigan, a spokeswoman for the Raleigh Police Department, said the department is looking at whether proper procedures were followed when Bass was arrested and whether its policy on searches needs to be evaluated.
Ya think, Laura? The RPD may want to re-work their pat-down procedures. Imagine what someone with an Amy Winehouse style beehive could secret into a cell. Judging from Ms. Bass’s portrait, above, she wasn’t happy that the screws found her gat. Or maybe she was just feeling violated after the body cavity search they no doubt conducted looking for any extra ammo she might have been packing.