Prison Guards Arrest Cat Infiltrator Taped to Makeshift Escape Kit

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Prison Guards Arrest Cat Infiltrator Taped to Makeshift Escape Kit

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A cat taped to a saw and cell phone marks an all-time high for prisoner ingenuity and an all-time low for kitties everywhere.

Face it cats, you're good at a lot of things-purring, sleeping, haughtiness, and even keyboards-but deftly breaking hardened criminals out of Brazilian prisons without getting apprehended in the process? Sorry my little feline friends, but I'm afraid not. One such South American cat recently learned that sad truth the hard way when arrested for attempting to smuggle a saw and cell phone past the gates of an Arapiraca prison by innocuously carrying them on its back with tape.

Yes, an ordinary white house cat was found nonchalantly walking toward the cell block taped to not only a saw and cell phone, but also multiple drills, some batteries, a memory card, an earphone and, of course, a wall charger for the aforementioned cell phone.

Currently, all 263 prisoners of Arapiraca are considered suspects in the case, though progress toward nabbing the purrpetrator has been slow. "It's tough to find out who's responsible for the action," explained a prison spokesperson soon after detaining the fluffy smuggler, "as the cat doesn't speak."

While there is zero scientific evidence ruling out the cat itself as the mastermind behind Operation Tape Saw, the prison guards saw fit to pamper it anyway, quickly sending it to an animal disease center for medical treatment.

Source: Yahoo News

Image: Reuters

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In Rio you do not save cat from whirlpool, cat saves you.

Really though, whoever decided to tape these things to the cat needs to get smacked with a bullet.

""It's tough to find out who's responsible for the action," explained a prison spokesperson soon after detaining the fluffy smuggler, "as the cat doesn't speak.""

You don't say? This is why I'm not a cat person, they're too smart for their own good.

FelixG:
In Rio you do not save cat from whirlpool, cat saves you.

Really though, whoever decided to tape these things to the cat needs to get smacked with a bullet.

I can get behind that sentiment quite easily. Although just removing that getup from the cat would likely be as traumatic for the recipient of the kit as it would be for the cat.

I don't know whether to be more amused at such an elaborate and ingenious way to escape prison, or horrified at the thought of getting the tape off the cat. I'm a wuss with bandages, so I couldn't even imagine.

Still, points for the imagination.

Ken Sapp:

FelixG:
In Rio you do not save cat from whirlpool, cat saves you.

Really though, whoever decided to tape these things to the cat needs to get smacked with a bullet.

I can get behind that sentiment quite easily. Although just removing that getup from the cat would likely be as traumatic for the recipient of the kit as it would be for the cat.

"Prisoner found dead today in Rio after having his throat ripped out by common house cat after prisoner attempted to remove tape packed items from cats midsection."

Man, I have seen a kitten get itself wrapped up in scotch tape one fateful week before christmas while packing presents, I cant even imagine the horror that this cat underwent.

Though as a bonus we got the tape off the cat with surprising ease, one friend holding the kitten while I used an exacto knife very carefully to trim the fur away from the tape a bit at a time an hour later and no damage to feline friend and hair cut to boot!

I'm not sure if i should laugh at this or not, still it definitely thinking out side the box, and at least who ever is behind the attempted break out doesn't have to worry about the cat 'ratting them out' :D

The cat doesn't speak, eh? Must be a hardened stone cold torture veteran. Well played, cat.

Seriously though- did they even try and cover that foil up? TELL me they at least tried to cover all that stuff up.

It bothered me when I saw this on reddit the way he was holding the cat. And it still bothers me.
Also just found out I can type without looking, albeit slow and with much correction.

Instead of 10 to life, he'll get life to 9 :P

DVS BSTrD:
Instead of 10 to life, he'll get life to 9 :P

Ba-dum tish. I can just hear Ed McMahon in the background going, "Hi-yoooooo!"

DVS BSTrD:
Instead of 10 to life, he'll get life to 9 :P

Whatever happens, something tells me he's going to land on his feet in the end.

Guess the cat's out of the bag...

Tiger Sora:
It bothered me when I saw this on reddit the way he was holding the cat. And it still bothers me.
Also just found out I can type without looking, albeit slow and with much correction.

That is generally how you want to hold a feline when you dont know what its deal is.

You can support the cat very well with its front and back legs in hand. If you notice there is a second man holding its hind legs up, and the first man isnt choking the cat, he has his hand around the back of its neck so it cant turn and bite him.

FelixG:

Ken Sapp:

FelixG:
In Rio you do not save cat from whirlpool, cat saves you.

Really though, whoever decided to tape these things to the cat needs to get smacked with a bullet.

I can get behind that sentiment quite easily. Although just removing that getup from the cat would likely be as traumatic for the recipient of the kit as it would be for the cat.

"Prisoner found dead today in Rio after having his throat ripped out by common house cat after prisoner attempted to remove tape packed items from cats midsection."

Man, I have seen a kitten get itself wrapped up in scotch tape one fateful week before christmas while packing presents, I cant even imagine the horror that this cat underwent.

Though as a bonus we got the tape off the cat with surprising ease, one friend holding the kitten while I used an exacto knife very carefully to trim the fur away from the tape a bit at a time an hour later and no damage to feline friend and hair cut to boot!

Same cant be said for my previous cat. One he got a piece of tape stuck to his paw. He tried to lick it off, it was now also stuck to his face.

Things kind of degenerated from there. Especially when my sister thought it would be a good idea to add more tape.

And for the record, he died of bowel cancer a few years later, not of ballistic rage due to tape.

I can't even, what? Gotta give props to the guy who came up with this plan though, a cat wouldn't be expected.

How have they not solved this yet? Obviously it is Selina Kyle behind this.

I can't help but feel this is unrelated to the Escapist. But whatever, I'll play...

Even if it was a cat, how did they expect the cat to just prance around all the way to a cell without it being noticed? How did the cat know where to go? Why not use several rats? Rats in a prison sound more plausible.
Poor cat, though. PETA should be all over stuff like this, not Mario and its furry outfit.

There ya go. Now I made it relevant to the Escapist.

Well, give them credit for the idea at least. Surprised the guy even got the tape on the cat in the first place 0-0

Tiger Sora:
It bothered me when I saw this on reddit the way he was holding the cat. And it still bothers me.

Same picture as here? It's honestly not that bad. Mind you not IDEAL, but not that bad for people who (most likely) don't know how to restrain cats. I've seen worse. Cat isn't being strangled, legs are being restrained, and there is another person. Odds are they held the cat like that temporarily to show the body. I'm a vet tech and sometimes people think some safe and commonly used techniques and devices are cruel. It's not unusual to grab the legs (he's a bit too low and perhaps could give more support), scruff, or cup the head.

Beautiful End:
I can't help but feel this is unrelated to the Escapist. But whatever, I'll play...

Its a cat, and this is the internet, it is related.

Beautiful End:
I can't help but feel this is unrelated to the Escapist. But whatever, I'll play...

Even if it was a cat, how did they expect the cat to just prance around all the way to a cell without it being noticed? How did the cat know where to go? Why not use several rats? Rats in a prison sound more plausible.
Poor cat, though. PETA should be all over stuff like this, not Mario and its furry outfit.

There ya go. Now I made it relevant to the Escapist.

why? both are involved in some kind of Escapism.

i bet the cat just thought 'tape on my fur? fuck this. i am going straight for the warden'

Beautiful End:
I can't help but feel this is unrelated to the Escapist. But whatever, I'll play...

This is clearly related to the Escapist. ESCAPEist. It's more than half of the name.

Ken Sapp:

FelixG:
In Rio you do not save cat from whirlpool, cat saves you.

Really though, whoever decided to tape these things to the cat needs to get smacked with a bullet.

I can get behind that sentiment quite easily. Although just removing that getup from the cat would likely be as traumatic for the recipient of the kit as it would be for the cat.

I think a lot of people reading this are assuming the prisoner would keep the cat alive because they don't want to think about the other possibility. I'm glad the guards caught it when they did.

My brothers are well trained. The humans still don't not suspect we can speak their language.

Eh, why not. We've trained birds to deliver things in the past, why not cats.

They're getting more organized.
This worries me.

Cats make for great agents. When they fail, they'll never surrender your secrets. Ever.

Fappy:
My brothers are well trained. The humans still don't not suspect we can speak their language.

The fact that we are capable of posting on forums such as this should probably be a bit of a giveaway...

OT: Not quite a Purrfect crime then?

Shocksplicer:

Fappy:
My brothers are well trained. The humans still don't not suspect we can speak their language.

The fact that we are capable of posting on forums such as this should probably be a bit of a giveaway...

OT: Not quite a Purrfect crime then?

Cats are treacherousness sorts, what if the first ploy was just to get the cat into the jail? :0

Fappy:
My brothers are well trained. The humans still don't not suspect we can speak their language.

Fappy, I've been aware your feline brethren can talk for a VERY long time. I'm also aware cats can turn into Ninja's.
Then again, I've been alive since the founding of the roman empire and your feline kin were practically leading the egyptians back then. I see feline overconfidence hasn't changed much...but at-least you lot aren't in politics anymore, especially after the stuff you pulled in tutankhamuns reign.

cats are good at sneaking into places.
we need to sneak things in.
yeah, thats quite a logic leap here.

also, the cat was working for a bigger cat organization trying to recruit human criminals as a front to start a revolution and turn this into a catworld.

What I want to know is how they got it in on in the first place...the cat HAD to be sedated. I've had some mellow cats, but never before have I had a cat mellow enough to let you wrap it's midriff in tape.

Poor kitty, he looks a little malnourished and I bet he was scared...you know he didn't plan it all, someone had some dirt on him, or he had to do it or they would have killed him. Thankfully his life of crime has been stopped before it even started.

Oh what a CAT-astrophe!

*laughs at her own stupid cliche joke.*

Fappy:
My brothers are well trained. The humans still don't not suspect we can speak their language.

Quite right friend. We can get away with murder.

See, this why I check the News on this site, Little Gems like these XD

What an incredible, somewhat tragic, but oddest story I have heard yet.

A cat sneaking into a prison to give the prisoner the tools he needs to escape. Wonder how long he trained the cat for, or how it knew where to go. Creative plan.. except the fact it's easy to spot cats especially if they have tap strapped to it with multiple kits and tools on it. Hopefully the cat turns out alright, I worry about the felines when treated poorly (and for the sake of other animals too.)

Last night a Cat burglar was caught trying to infiltrate a prison.

His goal was to break out his former gang members who are all doing time for Catnip smuggling.

More about this story at 10.

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