More silly stuff to start the week: A carrier pigeon nabbed at a high-security prison in Bogota, Colombia had ? get this ? a little suitcase with cell phone parts attached to its back.
The local police think this and other winged smugglers are probably being raised inside the facility, so they can go fetch device components on the outside and bring them home. As for this little contraband carrier, it has become a real jailbird in custody at an animal shelter. Meanwhile, according to statements from local authorities, officials don't hold out much hope that they can prevent the problem in the future.
They may not be the only ones who wish they could stuff these birds. Apparently, two other pigeons were plucked a few weeks ago doing the same thing in Brazil. (One was discovered with cell phone parts in a small bag tied around its leg. The next day, another pigeon was caught with the cell's charger.)
Didn't I see this on a Saturday morning cartoon once? That it's real life just boggles the mind. But the question I have is, if cons are brilliant enough to devise and implement such a crazy scheme, how in the heck did they get caught and end up prison?
[CNN.com and Switched.com via Engadget]