Sunday, 6 January 2013

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat... Where Have You Been?


I've heard of 'cat-burglars', but a 'cat-smuggler'? - Well, I'll be...

A seemingly stray cat is the latest perpetrator in a prison smuggling attempt.

Guards at a prison in northeastern Brazil thought there was something suspicious about the little white kitty - perhaps it was something to do with all of the contraband strapped to its body as it sneaked through the prison gates?


According to prison officials, the animal was found to be in possession of a mobile phone, small saws and drills - among other items that would come in handy to incarcerated criminals.

Cinthya Moreno, the spokeswoman for the Alagoas state prisons, said that the cheeky feline was caught on New Year's Eve at a medium-security prison in the city of Arapiraca.

According to Marcelo Avelino, who is the head of the prison guards' union, "An agent saw the cat and went to look at it closely because something about it seemed wrong... the agent found a bag tied to the animal's body filled with saw blades and drill parts for concrete drilling and digging tunnels, along with a cell phone complete with battery and charger".


The cat was recognized as a frequent visitor and had often been seen coming in and out of the Alagoas jail, and prison officer Luiz de Oliveira Souza said that "prisoners had raised the cat and relatives would often take it home after a prison visit... We were very surprised by this new tactic of prisoners who trained the animal so that it returned to the prison and even managed to carry materials".

A report in 'The O Estado de S. Paulo' newspaper stated that "all of the prison's 263 inmates are suspects in the smuggling attempt". A prison spokesman said however, that "it will be hard to discover who is responsible since the cat does not speak". (Way to go, Einstein)!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

whoa is that the way to hold a cat? He's holding it by the scruff of neck as though cat is crminal.

Cat-ch me if you can

jayjay

currybadger said...

A dog would never be able to pull this off.