Honesty is always the best policy, the saying goes. And sometimes that honesty yields some incredible quotes. Like the man in Chicago who admitted to police where he was hiding a gun when they discovered his parked car.
The short answer to where he had stashed it? In his butt. But he said it in a much more colorful way.
DNAInfo.com reports that 20-year-old Marco Alvarado was stopped early Thursday afternoon after cops began searching for whoever fired two gunshots in the air during an altercation. Alvarado's car marked the description given by witnesses, and when police found him and his friend sitting in it in a parking lot with their seats all the way back, they became suspicious. Little did they know, that was only the beginning.
Here's how DNAInfo sets up the admission:
When officers asked Alvarado to put his hands up, he instead put them behind his back and "continued to sway left and right in a rapid fashion," according to a police report.
Police asked Alvarado and the other man to step out of the car and then searched the car for a gun, but they did not find one.
That's when Alvarado came clean.
"I'm gonna be real with you, I have a gun in my a**," he said, according to court reports.
Sure enough, police then found a .22 revolver with two live rounds between his butt cheeks. The serial number was filed off. Later, Alvarado -- who police said is a member of the Latin Kings street gang and has the word "Kreepy" tattooed on his shoulder -- apparently admitted to firing the other two shots, but only to protect his friend from getting jumped.
He was charged with four counts of possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number and his bond was set at $20,000.
No word yet if Alvarado's admission was determined to be "cheeky."