07 January 2013

The Case of the Feline Felon

It was a cat-astrophe for inmates of a Brazilian prison when a furry fiend was detained on entry carrying a mobile phone, saw blades, and drill bits

 Photo from the Daily Telegraph

According to the Telegraph and several other papers the cat had been trained by inmates of the Alagoas prison in NE Brazil  to deliver mobile phones and tools that could help them dig an escape  tunnel.

The cat had attracted the attention of prison guards because of its frequent trips to and from the jail.
Upon closer inspection they found blades and a drill attached to the cat's stomach.
"An agent saw the cat and went to look at it closely because something about it seemed wrong," Marcelo Avelino, head of the prison guards' union told the O Globo newspaper.
"We were very surprised by this new tactic of the prisoners."

The cat, not being a stool pigeon, is not ratting out the ones who trained it.


Dragonstar said...

Rather clever. The idea has pussibilities.

jams o donnell said...

But not the best pack animals.Still a mule going through the doors might have been even more suspicious!

susan said...

A kangaroo might have been an even better choice.

jams o donnell said...

Haha it could leap over the guards or box with them if cornered!

beakerkin said...

You can't train a cat.

jams o donnell said...

But they can train you!

Syncopated Eyeball said...

You can train a cat.
But only if it wants to be trained. :)

jams o donnell said...

If there's something in it for the cat of course!