Guards Catch 'Smuggler Kitty' Sneaking Into Prison

Cat has cell phone and charger strapped to its body
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2013 2:58 PM CST
Guards Catch 'Smuggler Kitty' Sneaking Into Prison
In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, guards hold a cat that has items taped to its body at a medium-security prison in Arapiraca, in Alagoas state, Brazil.    (AP Photo/SGAP)

At least one prisoner in Brazil may still be waiting for his cell phone. Authorities at a prison in Arapiraca city apprehended a white cat slipping through the gate with all kinds of goodies strapped to it, including a cell phone and charger, earphones, drill bits, and files, the BBC reports. But prison officials say they don't know who was behind the clandestine delivery: "It's tough to find out who's responsible for the action as the cat doesn't speak," says a spokesperson. As for the feline smuggler, it's been sent to a local animal center. (Read more cat stories.)

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