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Cat caught sneaking saw, phone into Brazil prison

posted 7 Jan 2013, 07:01 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 7 Jan 2013, 07:02 ]

Brazilian authorities nab cat armed with saw and mobile phone entering prison gate in northeast Brazil.

ARAPIRACA, BRAZIL  (ALAGOAS STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS) -  A cat carrying a saw and a mobile phone was "detained" as it entered a prison gate innortheast Brazil, Brazilian media reported on Saturday.

Prison guards were surprised when they saw a white cat crossing the main gate of the prison, its body wrapped with tape. A closer look showed the feline also carried drills, an earphone, a memory card, batteries and a phone charger.

All 263 detainees in the prison of Arapiraca, a city of 215,000 people in the state of Alagoas, are considered suspect in the plot, which is being investigated by local police.

The cat was taken to an animal disease centre to receive medical care.

The incident took place on New Year's day but was first reported by national media on Saturday.