Caught! Cat tries to smuggle cellphone, saws, charger into Brazilian prison
Items retrieved from a cat are displayed by authorities at a medium-security prison in Arapiraca, in Alagoas state, Brazil, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (SGAP)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, January 5, 2013 2:02PM EST
SAO PAULO, Brazil - Guards thought there was something suspicious about a little white cat slipping through a prison gate in northeastern Brazil. A prison official says that when they caught the animal, they found a cellphone, drills, small saws and other contraband taped to its body.
Alagoas state prisons spokeswoman Cinthya Moreno says that the cat was caught New Year's Eve at the medium-security prison in the city of Arapiraca.
The O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported Saturday that all of the prison's 263 inmates are suspects in the smuggling attempt, though it says a prison spokesman said "It will be hard to discover who is responsible since the cat does not speak."