Cat detained on illegal mission at Russian prison

Posted: June 4, 2013 - 4:39pm


Guards show a cat which they catch on clandestine mission at the Penal Colony No. 1 near the city of Syktyvkar, 600 miles northeast of Moscow, Russia. 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. (AP Photo/Press service of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service for the Republic of Komi)
MOSCOW (AP) — Inmates at Russia's prisons have been known to bribe guards to obtain cellphones. But using cats as couriers? Guards patrolling a...