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Teen Shoots Phones into Jail with Bow and Arrow

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Now, why didn't Michael and Lincoln think of that?

A 17-year-old boy from Sao Paulo Brazil has been arrested for shooting cell phones into a prison with a bow and arrow.

The young archer was supposedly hired and trained by a local gang who wanted to get cell phones to friends inside a prison in Southern Brazil. The teenager was caught after one of the arrows hit a police officer in the back. Prior to the misguided arrow that got him caught, he was able to get four phones to inmates. The Associated Press reports that the police officer was unharmed because the cell phone attached to the arrow softened the blow.

It's certainly a departure from more traditional methods of sneaking contraband into prisons, and we imagine that if he hadn't gotten caught, the guards would never have believed anyone who said they'd gotten their cell phone from a teenage archer.

Source: AP

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    gewehr37 , September 6, 2010 8:03 PM
    "The teenager was caught after one of the arrows hit a police officer in the back. "

    Epic fail
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    Tohos , September 6, 2010 7:56 PM
    and he did it while hand standing and shooting with his feet...
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    bv90andy , September 6, 2010 8:09 PM
    can't read the article, stuck at picture.
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    Tohos , September 6, 2010 7:56 PM
    and he did it while hand standing and shooting with his feet...
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    eklipz330 , September 6, 2010 7:57 PM
    *drooling*
  • 32 Hide
    gewehr37 , September 6, 2010 8:03 PM
    "The teenager was caught after one of the arrows hit a police officer in the back. "

    Epic fail
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    bv90andy , September 6, 2010 8:09 PM
    can't read the article, stuck at picture.
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    sviola , September 6, 2010 8:21 PM
    Creative people have creative solutions!
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    chickenhoagie , September 6, 2010 8:25 PM
    that must've been a really crappy prison for a teenager to have the ability of fitting an arrow with a cell phone attached, through a prison window. in my town our prison is surrounded by 3 different barbed fences, and the fence furthest away is a good 150-200 yards from the prison itself. not to mention every window is barred and double windowed.
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    the last resort , September 6, 2010 8:33 PM
    that picture is from Dubai, you can see the fancy island hotel in the back.
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    duk3 , September 6, 2010 8:46 PM
    Impressive :D 
    If he managed to shoot an arrow throught 4 windows sucessfully, how did he hit the police officer?
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    Gin Fushicho , September 6, 2010 8:55 PM
    Neat. But I think I like the picture more than the story.
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    brendano257 , September 6, 2010 8:59 PM
    duk3 how did he hit the police officer?


    I'm thinking he got bored ;) 
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    JMcEntegart , September 6, 2010 9:04 PM
    Tohosand he did it while hand standing and shooting with his feet...


    I figured it was more interesting than a picture of conventional archery. ;) 
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    Anonymous , September 6, 2010 9:16 PM
    The last resort

    Impressive, you manage to see the hotel at the back ?
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    azconnie , September 6, 2010 10:10 PM
    What kind of air time did the phones have?
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    Anonymous , September 6, 2010 10:19 PM
    so he really missed the call?
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    elbert , September 6, 2010 10:45 PM
    Guess shot me a line take on a whole new meaning.
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    nightcrawl3r , September 6, 2010 11:25 PM
    lol That's funny.
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    descendency , September 6, 2010 11:31 PM
    the last resortthat picture is from Dubai, you can see the fancy island hotel in the back.

    the last resortthat picture is from Dubai, you can see the fancy island hotel in the back.

    Hotel? What Hotel?
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    evillman , September 6, 2010 11:36 PM
    Haha, just love my country.
    Funny stories on each street corner haha
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    TheRockMonsi , September 6, 2010 11:36 PM
    What a pretty lady shooting that bow & arrow... :) 

    I feel bad for any ex-boyfriends she has, it's seems like she might be practicing to get back at them lol.
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