Cat Caught Smuggling Escape Tools Into Brazilian Prison
Early New Year's Eve, police in Brazil's Alagoas state thwarted a potential jailbreak when they captured a cat attempting to smuggle various escape tools into a medium-security prison. According to Google's probably very accurate translation of the State of Alagoas' official statement on the matter, the small black and white cat was found with " two saws, two drills for concrete, a headset, a memory card, a cell phone, three batteries and a mobile phone charger" taped around its stomach.
As for now, all 263 of the prison's inmates are considered suspects since, as a prison spokesperson correctly noted, "It will be hard to discover who is responsible since the cat does not speak."
The Daily News reports the "cat belonged to the prisoners and was frequently taken by relatives to their homes, returning to the prison on its own." This, apparently, is no longer the case, as police turned the cat over to animal control shortly after the attempted break-in/out.