North Carolina Woman Smuggles Gun Into Jail in Her Hair


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.


  1. avatar Farmer Tyler says:

    Impressive ingenuity for a carry location.

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      Still not as impressive as Dallas Archer.

      1. avatar Mark says:

        I can’t believe the reporter in that video was able to complete that segment without laughing.

      2. avatar JPD says:

        I am curious. What if she engaged in intercourse. Then the firearm discharged. Would her partner be accused of negligent use of a firearm?

        1. avatar Roscoe says:

          Which one?
          His or hers.

      3. avatar Curtis in IL says:

        I just noticed in that news report that the guy refers to a “point twenty two caliber mini revolver” while showing an image of a Bersa pistol.

        Yes, the media really is that stupid.

      4. avatar v v ind says:

        Clitaurus? Is it ok to talk about that brand here?

        1. avatar Joe R. says:

          They are from South America.

    2. avatar Joe R. says:

      If there was not the proper and continuous application of wax it may just have been a matter of an appendix carry that slipped.

      1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

        I see what you did there.

  2. avatar Leadbelly says:

    Hell, I could probably stash two or three NAA mini revolvers in my beard.

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    First we read about vagina carry and now about scalp carry. What’s next?

    Wait. I don’t want to know.

    1. avatar Nick D says:

      Too bad.

      Fat flap carry?
      Tainted guns?
      Does anybody know of a camo pattern that blends well with back hair?

      1. avatar Hannibal says:

        “Fat flap carry?”

        …a synonym for portly appendix carry

        1. avatar Timmy! says:

          Hey! I resemble that remark!

        2. avatar Joe R. says:

          no holster required, just flip and drop, grip and squeeze, shoot and flip and grab extra mag. . .

    2. avatar Gunr says:

      Sure you do Ralph, your just itching to know what’s next!
      Stay tuned to the TTAG forum, and maybe next month, we’ll both find out!

    3. avatar ropingdown says:

      Inevitably someone will give new meaning to the term backup gun, and the importance of gun lube.

    4. avatar pyratemime says:

      Concerned about the first “pee” shooter story?

    5. avatar jwm says:

      Keister Karry.

  4. avatar Vhyrus says:

    Not to ruin the moment, but it could have been a 38 derringer

    1. avatar DJ9 says:

      I was going to mention that as well, but then I remembered that those .38 derringers aren’t really all that much smaller than a quality 5-shot .38 snubbie revolver. A little flatter, maybe, but not really smaller.

  5. avatar Taylor TX says:

    “My hair is luxurious bitches, you know it is” Couldnt help but think of that Kat Williams skit.

    Was it attached to a headband or something and covered in the weave? or was she using the IWB (Inside Weave Bundle) head carry method?

  6. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Hair trigger?

    1. avatar bob says:

      I saw what you did there. It was dying to get out.

  7. avatar Jim March says:

    “In other news, Marge Simpson smuggled an AK47…”

  8. avatar Wood says:


  9. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    She uses the modified “weave”er stance…. So old school.

  10. avatar former water walker says:

    I wish I knew how to upload video on my $15 smart phone. See Coffy-starring Pam Grier 🙂

  11. avatar Rokurota says:

    .38 caliber? Could have been a cheap Cobra derringer. They’re not very big or heavy (I hear).

  12. avatar JDS says:

    Not a gun but a woman was busted at a local grocery store my kid works for last week with 2 pot roasts inside her ‘woman parts”. Weighed a total of 9.5 pounds. He sent me a photo of the meat with biohazard stickers on them in evidence bags. So maybe an ak pistol could be possible?

  13. avatar N8thecowboy says:

    Being that I’m losing my hair, I’m pretty jealous of this lady.

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