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Cat Caught Smuggling Jail Break Tools To Lags
A cat strapped with contraband to help prisoners escape from a jail has been captured by authorities in Brazil.
The feline felon was held by officers after it tried to deliver mobile phones and tunnel digging tools to inmates at the prison in north east of the country.
The cat, trained to repeatedly deliver items, was discovered with the evidence strapped to its stomach.
"An agent saw the cat and went to look at it closely because something about it seemed wrong," Marcelo Avelino, the head of the prison guards' union, said.
The officer found a bag tied to the animal's body filled with saw blades and parts for concrete drilling and digging tunnels.
It also had a mobile phone with battery and charger, Mr Avelino said.
Officials confirmed that the cat had often been seen coming in and out of the Alagoas jail before the arrest.
Prison officer Luiz de Oliveira Souza said that prisoners had raised the cat and that their relatives would often take it home after visiting hours.
"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, the agent said.
Alagoas state prisons spokeswoman Cinthya Moreno said that the cat was caught on New Year's Eve, at the prison in the city of Arapiraca.
According to the O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper, all of the prison's 263 inmates are suspects in the smuggling attempt.
However a jail representative added: "It will be hard to discover who is responsible since the cat does not speak."
what do you think?
Been trying to think of joke. Mrs Slocombe would be proud
Oh dear someone not like Are You Being Served
Oh I forgot good job I got broad shoulders
Oh I forgot
Diane have you managed to read my comment before its being removed.its okay to broadcast it by the bbc in the primetime slot in "are you being served "but not orange no matter how ive disguised it.i ll try again.
Yes I did silly isn't it I was foolish I used the actual word had to remove it before it was accepted.Then my next one was removed I only commented on my thumbs down
Glad they caught the purrpurtraiter
Sean it's one of those waggy tail fiends. They are getting everywhere !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes its becoming cat-astrophic
I HOPE THEY READ THE CAT ITS RIGHTS
having read this report, next doors dog is joining the SAS
Do you think I could train my cat to go to the off licence and bring me back a wine and a bag of crisps?
Wat and allow your cat to hold all the purrs strings whilst it shops.
It's PUSSible that this puss will be CATegorised as a PETty criminal
Can't wait for its memoirs bet its got a tail to tell
Is that 'jail representative serious? If they can train the cat to bring all that stuff in, they can train it not to talk. Give me strength.
Shaun.You naughty boy. Two of my comment were removed as well
Funny.its okay for the bbc to use such innuendo in "are you being served" but not orange.
Must have been a cat burglar..............
Poor cat did you see how tightly they taped the items to it, it looked like they tore fur off whilst taking the tape off, hope they add afew years on to the prisoners sentences for cruelty to animals, then that might make them talk on who the cat went to on the inside.
agree with you totally