Monday, June 3, 2013

What's Up, Pussycat?

Cat detained on illegal mission at Russian prison

Jun 03 2013 

MOSCOW (AP) — Inmates at Russia's prisons have been known to bribe guards to obtain cellphones, but this may be the first time they have used a cat as an accomplice.
Guards patrolling a prison colony in Russia's north saw a cat 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.
The federal prison service said Monday that this happened on Friday at the Penal Colony No. 1 near the city of Syktyvkar in the Komi province, 1,000 kilometers (some 600 miles) northeast of Moscow.
It wasn't clear how the cat was supposed to drop off its loot.

After attempted interrogation the cat was released on its own recognizance, after having a GPS device implanted in its shoulder.  Authorities hope the cat will lead them to the smuggling suspects.

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