Crossbows now being used to smuggle cell phones into prisons

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



1. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 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.

2. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

Hooray for killing ppl!

5. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 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.

3. Phullofphil

Posts: 1832; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

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

4. Ray

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

thats just wrong lol

7. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

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

9. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

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

6. 3watts

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 28, 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.

8. Gowireless

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 23, 2010

why even post this?

10. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 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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