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Crossbows now being used to smuggle cell phones into prisons

Posted: , by John V.

Crossbows now being used to smuggle cell phones into prisons
At this point, it really doesn't surprise anyone when it comes to the crazy things that are used or done to smuggle cell phones into prisons. From pigeons to remote controlled helicopters, it seems like we've heard it all with the way inmates are trying to obtain a treasured cell phone that provides them an outlet to the outside world. Now one Scottish prison has uncovered yet another method people are using to smuggle cell phones and other contraband into a prison. Accomplices lurking in the outside walls of a prison are using crossbows to smuggle items by attaching a fishing line to crossbow bolts – which are then fired into an opening or cell window. Prisoners would then start reeling in the line and will find contraband attached to the other end. This is apparently a growing problem among the world's prison systems as criminals are always doing whatever they can in bringing in a mobile phone into a prison system to ultimately use them to conduct operations within the confines of their walls. Although the success rate of these shooters have not been determined, it still proves to be a trial and error process in getting loot into the prison as officials have seen a good amount of missed targets.

source: Daily Record via Textually

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)

Whoever is stupid enough to try this deserves to be shot. Most prisons have armed towers, armed patrol units, or both. They see something get shot over the fense and the next thing you know, it's lock and load! They don't have to know it's a cell phone, they just have to know it's a sort of firearm being used and they will be justified to open fire.

posted on 22 Mar 2010, 08:23

2. crappypunk (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)

Hooray for killing ppl!

posted on 22 Mar 2010, 21:55

5. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)

I don't support killing people, I'm just saying don't be stupid and bring a firearm on prison grounds. It's stupid.

posted on 22 Mar 2010, 08:40

3. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

why not use that old samsung music phone ( the small skinny one) smuggle it in a more traditional way

posted on 22 Mar 2010, 15:47

4. Ray (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 Apr 2009)

thats just wrong lol

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 16:37

7. cansler (Posts: 136; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)

NO! What's wrong is paying too much for cellular service. Metro PCS... Un-wronged. That commercial instantly popped in my head.

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 21:15

9. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)

wow you win. i thought i was gunna die laughing right now...holy shit*

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 09:05

6. 3watts (Posts: 56; Member since: 28 Jul 2009)

The Juke would be perfect...and the prisoner could listen to his/her favorite tunes while plotting to kill the person that put them in prison. Life is good.

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 17:13

8. Gowireless (Posts: 85; Member since: 23 Feb 2010)

why even post this?

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 00:42

10. mattkl (Posts: 234; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)

I'd just buy an iPhone and walk it in if I went to jail. The guards would think I was so cool with my shiny black 3GS they'd let me keep it!

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