Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Cons Use Cats to Smuggle In Mobiles at Russian Prison in the Komi Republic

00 Cat. Prison. Russia. Komi Republic. 12.06

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Frequently, inmates in Russian prisons bribe guards to obtain mobile phones. However, what about using cats as couriers? Guards patrolling a prison colony in the Russian North saw a feline on a fence… it seemed to be carrying something. Taking a closer look, they found a few mobile phones and chargers taped to the cat’s belly. On Monday, the RF Federal Prison Service reported that this happened on Friday at Penal Colony No. 1 near Syktyvkar in the Komi Republic, 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) northeast of Moscow. It wasn’t clear how the cat was supposed to drop off its loot.

4 June 2013

Associated Press

As quoted in the Albany (NY) Times-Union

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Cat-detained-on-illegal-mission-at-Russian-prison-4572138.php

Monday, 17 September 2012

Woman Finds Snoring Thief Under Bed

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On Monday, a spokesman for the Tula Oblast Prokuratura said that an 82-year old woman in Tula Oblast was surprised to find a thief peacefully snoring under her bed. Sergei Ivanov, 23, who has a prior conviction for theft, snuck into the elderly woman’s house whilst she was sleeping. He helped himself to her cheap mobile phone and a knife, but the woman suddenly woke up. The thief, who was drunk, decided to hide under the woman’s bed and fell asleep. Hearing him snoring and seeing his sneakers sticking from under the bed, the frightened woman called the cops. Ivanov now faces five years in prison on burglary charges.

17 September 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/crime/20120917/176014712.html

Editor’s Note:

Just shows to go ya that you don’t mess with Baba… ever.

BMD

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