Stash It Where? NYPD Discovers Underwear With Secret Pockets
New York police have discovered a real-life way of hiding drugs and small weapons where the sun doesn’t shine. The Wall Street Journal reports that a few officers literally debriefed a young man in Brooklyn last month after he told them that his underwear was made to conceal things. The news spread quickly throughout the entire police department, and now that the NYPD knows bad guys have another hiding place, a policy change could very well be in the works.
Instead of the standard light pat-downs around suspects’ waistbands, the knowledge that this secret underwear exists is going to cause police to have to undertake more thorough searches of some suspects, said Capt. Vincent Patti.
The police have singled out a specific brand of secret-pocket underwear called Stashitwear, though the company’s owner says he thinks he only has a few customers in New York City. And he also says his product isn’t marketed specifically to criminals, but its roomy pouch is pretty handy for stashing away things you wouldn’t want someone else to find.