Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pigeons fly cell phones into Brazilian prison

Inmates have devised an innovative way to smuggle in cell phones into a prison farm in Brazil: carrier pigeons. Guards at the Danilio Pinheiro prison near the southeastern city of Sorocaba noticed a pigeon resting on an electric wire with a small cloth bag tied to one of its legs last week. "The guards nabbed the bird after luring it down with some food and discovered components of a small cell phone inside the bag," police investigator Celso Soramiglio said Tuesday. One day later, another pigeon was spotted dragging a similar bag inside the prison's exercise yard. Inside the bag was the cell phone's charger, Soramiglio said. The birds were apparently bred and raised inside the prison, smuggled out, outfitted with the cell phone parts and then released to fly back. Source

2 comments:

jan said...

Why is anyone this ingenious in prison? Surely this kind of mind could do something productive on the outside.

Walter said...

It's funny how even with all our technology (cell phones being a great example) we still sometimes must relying on something as natural and simple (in the most complicated of ways) as pigeons.