Ashley Cecilia Castaneda, whom Waco police had arrested after a traffic stop, told officers she concealed a gun in her vagina.
WACO, TX (KWTX/CNN) – Waco police had just arrested Gabriel Garcia and Ashley Cecilia Castaneda after finding 30 grams of methamphetamine in their car.
Castaneda then confessed she was concealing a gun inside her body.
After a thorough search, officers found the gun barrel-up, inside the woman’s vagina.
“They pulled to the side of the road, the officers got out, asked her where the gun was and the female said, ‘It’s between my legs,'” Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said. “A loaded 22-caliber, full magazine, a round chamber pistol inside the female. It could have been extremely dangerous for everybody involved.”
The gun was a small Smith and Wesson 61, weighing about six ounces, typical for a concealed carry.
“If she grabbed it wrong or grabbed it pulling the trigger, it would have went off, could have killed her,” said Hani Sidarous, owner of Unique Guns in Waco.
The story attracted attention on social media. Police said they posted it to Facebook because stories like this are not that unusual.
“The reason is simple – because people don’t believe that this happens in real life,” Swanton said. “It happens much more than your average citizen would ever know.”