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
Russian Prison Busts Phone-Smuggling Cat
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)

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. (Read more Russia stories.)

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