A cat has been detained in Brazil for taking part in an attempted break out at a jail in Arapiraca city, 250km (155 miles) south-west of Recife in Alagoas state.
The feline was caught sneaking into a prison with confiscated items taped to his body including drill bits, files, a mobile phone, and charger, plus earphones.
The cat had been seen previously around the prison yards but guards thought nothing of it. All 263 inmates are suspects of involvement however as a prison spokesperson stated to a local paper: “It’s tough to find out who’s responsible for the action as the cat doesn’t speak”.
This isn’t the first time animals and prisoners have established a working relationship. In 2002 Colombia prison authorities had to take measures to stop trained parrots from alerting prisoners of the guard’s whereabouts. Pigeons have also had to be detained in many countries for smuggling items such as drugs into prison grounds.