Prison officials in Washington state had to deal with a different kind of cat burglar earlier this week – after a fully-grown bobcat decided to break into a Seattle-area jail.
The feisty critter was lurking around the perimeter of the facility when it was startled by a foot patrol and made a break – straight through the razor wire designed to keep prisoners from breaking out. The cat quickly scampered to the roof of the special offenders' unit where it was brought down by a tranquilizer dart and stitched up from the cuts it got during the reverse prison break. The plan is to release the creature back into the wild as soon as it's healed sufficiently.
A spokesperson for the state corrections department said that the security breach wasn't that big a deal, but admitted, "If we had an inmate the same size of a bobcat with the same level of dexterity, then we're concerned." (Associated Press)