Prison Busts Cat on Criminal Mission
Feline caught with cargo of phones, chargers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 4, 2013 1:00 AM CDT
Guards show a cat caught on a clandestine mission at Penal Colony No. 1 near the city of Syktyvkar in Russia's north.   (AP Photo/Press service of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service for the Republic of Komi)

(Newser) – Inmates at Russia's prisons have been known to bribe guards to obtain cellphones. But using cats as couriers? Guards patrolling a prison colony 600 miles north of Moscow saw a feline on the fence and it seemed to be carrying something. On a closer look, they found a few cellphones and chargers taped to the cat's belly. It wasn't clear how the cat was supposed to drop off its loot.

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Jun 6, 2013 5:38 PM CDT
Surprised they still get away with cell phones in prison... I did some research about this since I'm an engineer.. has a whole section on modern detection technology.. so why is this still happening?
Jun 5, 2013 3:36 PM CDT
I have often looked at cats in the eyes, and wondered, what are they thinking? Now I know, black market prison exchange.
Jun 5, 2013 1:24 PM CDT
- Guard, " I tawt I taw a puddy tat... I did! I did see a puddy tat!" I dunno, maybe the cat was just using his failed acme products to catch a bird or something.