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29th May 2015

Video: Gun theft foiled as man is caught with AK-47 hidden in his trousers

Well, that backfired...

Tom Victor

Is that an AK-47 in your pants, or are you just pleased to see me?

An American man has been in court after being accused of smuggling a gun out of a pawn shop by stashing it in his trousers.

Marlon Alvarez was only caught when the store’s owner noticed a suspicious bulge in the Floridian’s pants, which makes us wonder how many times this has happened before.

We’re not sure what triggered his decision, and we can’t tell from CCTV footage whether he rifled through other weapons first.

Perhaps he was attracted to the ‘one stop gun shop’ by this wonderfully simple TV advert…