Chicago anchor loses it over report woman had gun hidden in vagina

By David Edwards
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 13:37 EDT
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WGN anchor Robin Baumgarten
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A news anchor at a Chicago television station lost her composure on Wednesday following a report about a woman who had hidden a handgun in her vagina.

According to Oklahoma City’s KFOR, police in Ada arrested Christie Dawn Harris at the Dairy Lou Drive Inn on drug charges, and soon discovered why she kept repeating that she needed to go to the bathroom.

The female officer searching Harris noticed “something strange.”

“The officer observed the handle of a revolver sticking out from inside her body,” Pontotoc County District Attorney Chris Ross told KFOR.

A police property report described the item as a “gun located in suspect vagina.”

The report said that the weapon was “loaded with three live rounds and one spent shell.”

“It was a five shot,” Ross explained. “It was loaded and as she turned around, she noticed more plastic baggies, larger plastic baggies wedged in the crack of her buttocks.”

“It would seem to be a very dangerous place to carry a loaded firearm,” he added. “If it goes off it’s only going one place.”

Both the revolver and the baggies full of methamphetamine were removed from the woman’s body.

During a Wednesday news broadcast on Chicago’s WGN-TV, the news team played a portion of the KFOR report.

“What?” anchor Robin Baumgarten exclaimed.

“The old caboose pistol, everybody has one,” anchor Larry Potash quipped.

At that point, Baumgarten lost control: “Did you just say, ‘caboose pistol’?”

“What are you getting all worked up over? Hey, don’t knock it until you try it,” an off-camera anchor replied.

“I know some women that could hide a machine gun in there,” Potash remarked. “I’m sorry, we’re getting off track.”

Watch this video from WGN-TV, broadcast Feb. 6, 2013

Watch this video from KFOR, broadcast Feb. 6, 2013

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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