Mobile-Smuggling Pigeons Are a Jailbird’s Best Friend

Mobile-Smuggling Pigeons Are a Jailbird’s Best Friend

It’s a funny story, but it’s not super hilarious when you learn that the mobile phones are smuggled into prisons so that the imprisoned gang leaders can carry out horrific attacks on police and public transportation, as Sao Paolo’s First Capital Command gang did in 2006, killing over 200 people.

So if you see a pigeon chilling on the prison wall, shoot first, and then frisk it for mobile parts. [SF Gate/AP]