I’ve never been to prison, myself, but all the movies tell me that sneaking contraband into prison and then trying (oftentimes, unsuccessfully) to escape is all the rage. We see prison breaks (hell, we make TV shows about prison breaks) all over the place in pop culture. The quintessential method used in the movies of my childhood was the ubiquitous baking of a file in a cake. Because no one’s ever going to hear you slowly filing a hole through the bars, am I right?
Well, one of the 263 prisoners in the prison in Arapiraca, a city of 215,000 people in the state of Alagoas, had a better idea. A much better idea. With the assistance of their accomplice, they apparently trained a cat to bring in the contraband, which included a cell phone, memory card, phone charger and saws. The cat had the items duct-taped to their midsection. Brazilian prison guards were surprised to see the white cat sneaking through one of the prison gates, and even more surprised when they apprehended said cat, with the items taped to its stomach.
“It’s tough to find out who’s responsible for the action as the cat doesn’t speak,” a prison public relations official told the local paper, Estado de S.Paulo. All of the prisoners are now suspect.
It’s nice, in a world full of stupid criminal stories, to come across a rather clever criminal story.
This also only goes to show cat-haters of the world that cats are far superior to dogs. First of all, apparently cats CAN be trained. Second of all, the cat made it all the way through the prison gate before being caught. Would your dog be able to do that? I’m going to hazard a guess and say that no, my dog would not be able to do anything of the sort. She can’t stop herself from barking whenever someone knocks on the door or rings a doorbell on the TV.
What happened to the cat? Well, officials state the cat has been detained and sent to an animal control center to receive medical care. I have a sneaky suspicion that this cat is now under surveillance for any additional criminal activity regarding prisoners or fugitives…