Cat burglar: Feline caught smuggling phones inside Russian jail

Guards patrolling a prison colony in Russia's north 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.

hidden June 04, 2013 14:51:05 IST
Cat burglar: Feline caught smuggling phones inside Russian jail

Moscow: Inmates at Russia's prisons have been known to bribe guards to obtain cellphones. But using cats as couriers?

Guards patrolling a prison colony in Russia's north 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.

Cat burglar Feline caught smuggling phones inside Russian jail

The cat that was caught smuggling cellphones inside a Russian prison. AP

The federal prison service said Monday that this happened on Friday at 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.

Associated Press

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