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Slide Show: Albums You Can Smuggle Into Prison In Your Fat

Courtesy of our friends at the Chron, here is the heartwarming story of Houston's George Vera, a 500-lb purveyor of illegally bootlegged albums who managed to mule a gun past the guards at both the city and county jails. How did he do it? Vera squirreled the piece safely away between the folds of his flesh. They didn't catch him, either; he confessed to a guard while in the shower.

It makes you wonder: what kind of albums might a quarter-ton criminal be bootlegging? Rocks Off has some ideas...

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