Cuffed Meth Addict Shoots at Cops with Pistol Hidden in His Butt

That's so Raven (courtesy Denver Police)

Truth be told, we’ve already run a story about a woman who secreted a firearm in her vagina. In that case, Jennifer McCarthy was hiding her gat from her boyfriend. In today’s tale (so to speak), a meth addict hid a gun from the police in his butt cheeks. Talk about a shi*tty gun . . .

According to court documents, Denver Police Narcotics detectives arrested Vigil on May 14 in a McDonald’s parking lot after seeing him smoke meth. Vigil was busted for possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant for assault, felony menacing and possession of a weapon from Adams County.

Police had called for a uniformed officer in a patrol car to assist them during the arrest because Vigil was “violent and aggressive behavior.” The officers needed a car that had a cage in the back to transport Vigil.

After his arrest, police say Vigil threatened several times to shoot the officers and that he wanted to die. He also allegedly told police he had been smoking meth for three days and did not want to go back to prison. He was searched before being put in the back of the police car, but officers noted it was difficult to search him because he was “highly agitated.” According to the DA’s report, Denver Police officers searched Vigil three times before putting him in the back of the patrol car.

Officers say when they arrived at the police district, Vigil refused to get out of the car and fired two shots from behind his back [cuffed to less]. That’s when police shot at him, injuring him in the stomach. reports that the Denver DA cleared the officers involved (of what charge the paper doesn’t say), who may now be advised to jam their hands into the rectal area of citizens taken into custody. Meanwhile, here’s hoping the firearm was destroyed in a sanitary manner.



  1. avatar Leigh Hartshorn says:

    If someone keeps saying they’re going to shoot you, assume they’ve got the technology.

    1. avatar Gene says:

      It’s a Raven – it’s not like it’s really a gun.

      1. avatar Cknarf says:

        It would have been more effective to throw it at them, honestly.

        1. avatar Richard says:

          Anyone who says a Raven (or any other cheap gun) would be “more effective if you threw it at them”, I’ll tell you what. I’ll load one up with Winchester Silvertips, and stand 3 feet from you and start pulling the trigger until I run out of ammo.

          If you walk away, I’ll apologize for saying that you are an idiot.

          Because you are…

          All it takes is ONE round to put you in a box. And even a “throwaway” gun can do that. Wake up…

      2. avatar Steve says:

        “Vigil refused to get out of the car and fired two shots from behind his back [cuffed to less]”

        Two shots were all he could get off before it catastrophically failed.

  2. Are you sure he was smoking meth?

    This sounds more like … crack.

    1. avatar Stinkeye says:


    2. avatar The Trouble with Timbo says:

      Ok, you win the interwebs for today

    3. avatar g says:



    4. avatar Accur81 says:

      Alright that was even funny for a guy like me who passed a psyche eval. In 2001.

  3. avatar former water walker says:

    Rectum…killed him. What an a##hole. Props for shooting while cuffed behind his back(!)

    1. avatar moveableDO says:

      Hey, here’s a new series of courses for trainers across the country. Tactical Crack Carry 101: only for operators!

  4. avatar Gene says:

    I wonder if Froglube resists that kind of corrosion… anyway, I’m kinda surprised the Raven actually worked.

  5. avatar Stinkeye says:

    “…and did not want to go back to prison.”

    Wait, so this upstanding citizen has a prior criminal history? How surprising!

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      …..but he is such a good boy, he wouldn’t hurt anyone, he is just misunderstood, because of his bad childhood. All he really needs is a hug (Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha)

  6. avatar dean says:

    Seriously. Cops need to be paid better. They need national representation like school teachers. Most of us can go through our lives and not need a cop but cops, unless they are on traffic patrol, gotta deal with the worst part of society. We need the right people to do that. You get what you pay for.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Well, police pay would naturally rise if departments started recruiting smarter cops — smart people usually get paid more — but there is an intelligence limit at some departments.

    2. avatar Accur81 says:

      $100K plus / year with OT isn’t half bad.

  7. avatar Taylor TX says:

    Dont expect a junkie or tweaker to play by any rules or pursue any logical course of actions, life lesson for me.

  8. avatar Phil says:

    I guess being in prison gave him the ability to store said item in said location. Careful, by the time he gets out he might be “packin” a 12 gauge.

  9. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Careful. Let’s keep the wise-cracks to a minimum.
    We needn’t make the poor soul the butt of any bad jokes.
    Something smells funny about this story. I mean really, the raven is a pretty crappy gun….

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      Good one Tom!

    2. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

      I heard he got in through the back door… He was known to be the neighborhood bum.

  10. avatar Ralph says:

    The cops should have figured out that something was amiss when Vigil’s farts smelled like Hoppe’s.

    1. avatar Steve says:

      I’m pretty sure that gun has never been cleaned. Ever.

  11. avatar Sammy says:

    How painful must it be to use your butt as an IWB holster? Is that a blow back type pistol or is it a sh!tstol?

    And whoever frisked this guy needs remedial instruction there in.

  12. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    “Hey rookie, yeah, I’m going to need you to check that gun into evidence for me…”

    “Umm… No, we are out of gloves.”

  13. avatar mark_anthony_78 says:

    Is it really that hard to provide a hand-held metal detector for use in these situations?

    Better than reaching your hands into pockets/butt-cracks all the time.

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

      The metal detectors are typically at the jail facilities.

  14. avatar Deadeye says:

    So does Colorado not do background checks?

    1. avatar Sean N says:

      I actually heard the rimshot in my head….

      1. avatar Hannibal says:

        Pun inte… ew.

  15. avatar Gunr says:

    Just think if that thing went off (all by it’s self of course) A Colonoscopy less the camera.
    I’m hurting just thinking about it.

  16. avatar Buster says:

    Meth/Crack-head or not, there is just something fundamentally wrong with sticking a firearm in your @ss / butt-cheeks……but there again, I’m not real sure how a Meth/Crack-head thinks

    1. avatar The Trouble with Timbo says:

      I’m sorry, I could help but think about the thought process.

      “Where am I going to hide this thing?”

      ” I know! I’ll stick it in my a$$! What a great idea!”

      “No one will think to look in there”

      “Then I can shoot cops while I am handcuffed and locked in the back seat of a patrol car with nowhere to go. That will work out just dandy”

      1. avatar Buster says:

        Thanks for explaining that….it makes perfect sense now!

  17. avatar Freeheel says:

    Me thinks this is not the first time he has used his jailhouse wallet.

  18. avatar Gunr says:

    I wonder if he uses his “pecker” for reloads, like a tubular magazine?? Something like a 25 caliber catheter.

  19. avatar Sean N says:

    What they’re not telling you, is that the gun in the pic has PEARL grips…

  20. avatar chris says:

    Like that Guy who smuggled a hand grenade into San Quentin by way of the Hershey highway.

  21. avatar Jay1987 says:

    well if mexican carry is down the front is down the back German carry??

    that takes cc to a whole new level look for that to be taught by an instructor at some point

    man what a sh1tty IWB holster… ok I’m done

    1. avatar Stinkeye says:

      Nah, stashing a pistol in your ass is called “Greek carry”.

      1. avatar Jay1987 says:

        ahh ok… now for the next disturbing question what lube did he use on that thing?? I’ve had some lube get into cuts and burn like hell I can only imagine what it’d do shoved into an orifice lol

      2. avatar Gunr says:

        Do ya all know how they separate the men from the boys in Greece?

        1. avatar The Trouble with Timbo says:

          With a crowbar?

        2. avatar Avid Reader says:

          Ba dum dum!

    2. avatar Timbo says:

      This would be Greek carry…

  22. avatar Lolinski says:

    Ya gotta give him points for creativity. Never when needing to hide a knofe/firearm on my body did I think “better stick it in my butt”.

  23. avatar TheOtherDavid says:

    Obviously this pistol uses a gas-impingement mechanism

  24. avatar JasonM says:

    That would be one of the most uncomfortable places to store a gun. Up there with storing it in the back of a Volkswagen.

  25. avatar Tim says:

    He missed the cops? But he’s a crack shot!

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      “crack shot” Good one!

  26. avatar Retired LEO says:

    Must have had a lot of boyfriends his last time in prison.

  27. avatar Gunr says:

    The gun was probably 25 caliber, but if it was a 9MM, you could say it was “Assanine”

  28. avatar Daily Beatings says:

    Talk about a shi*tty gun . . .

    Must have been a Hi-Point, or a Cobra.

  29. avatar Avid Reader says:

    A college buddy of mine is the district commander of that station. So far I’ve held off giving him a tough time, but with all the bad puns here I may have to join the party.

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      Hop right in!

  30. avatar bontai Joe says:

    “Meanwhile, here’s hoping the firearm was destroyed in a sanitary manner.” If you have ever changed diapers, you would know that it all washes off. Pretty much everything washes off. But seeing that this is a Raven and not a Seacamp, it may not be worth the cost of the germicidal soap.

  31. avatar Royal T says:

    “Hot-butted, check it and see. Got a fever of 103*”

  32. avatar Aaron says:

    that guy is a crappy marksman.

  33. avatar Ken says:

    As a Raven/all around POS, it was right where I would expect it to be…

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