Would-Be Cat Smuggler Detained

Published January 2013

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Early New Year's Eve, police in Brazil's Alagoas state thwarted a potential jailbreak when they captured a cat attempting to smuggle various escape tools into a medium-security prison.

The small black and white cat was found with " four saws, two drills for concrete, a headset, a memory card, a cell phone, three batteries and a mobile phone charger" taped around its stomach.

The small cat with contraband taped around its body

Files, drills, cell phone, headset & batteries

All 263 of the prison's inmates are considered suspects since, as a prison spokesperson correctly noted, "It will be hard to discover who is responsible since the cat does not speak."

The cat belonged to the prisoners and was frequently taken by relatives to their homes, returning to the prison on its own. This, apparently, is no longer the case, as police turned the cat over to animal control shortly after the attempted break-in/out.

Unsubstantiated reports suggest the cat is now writing a book about its experience — The Paw-shank Redemption.


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