Twenty five-year old inmate, Eric Chambers, was caught trying to smuggle a red and silver flip-style phone.
Court documents obtained by The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C. show that the inmate was charged after he set off the metal detectors at North Carolina’s Central Prison twice.
According to www.myfoxkc.com, the first time he set off the metal detector, Chambers removed a flat piece of metal from his mouth. The second time he set it off, guards found the cell phone hidden in his rectum.
Chambers was a habitual felon, and in 2008 he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Investigators determined Chambers was using the phone as part of a drug-dealing operation.
It is unknown if the phone was set on ring or vibrate.
Two men were accused of trying to steal cooking oil from a New Jersey restaurant.
Police said they caught Youngil Kim and Byung Ho Choi sucking 700 gallons of grease from a couple of storage tanks on Monday, Sept. 20. The tanks were located behind a Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant in North Bergen, N.J.
According to the Associated Press, wasted oil can be turned into biodiesel fuel. The restaurant sells the grease to contractors for $1 per gallon.
Police said Kim and Ho Choi, both residents of New York, attached a hose to a pump in a canary yellow van and stored it in a plastic bladder.
Detective Lt. Frank Cannella told The Record newspaper they “weren’t sneaky thieves, they were greasy thieves.”
Knife removed from Brazilian’s head after three years
A man in northeastern Brazil is recovering after surgeons removed a four-inch (10-centimeter) blade that had been stuck in his head for three years, according to cbsnews.com.
Edeilson Nascimento, a 29-year-old tire repairman, told reporters that he got into a fight at a bar in 2007 and was attacked by assailants when he returned home.
After the incident, doctors were afraid that pulling the blade from Nascimento’s head would lead to brain damage. With such skepticism, they only removed the knife handle.
After enduring three years of intense headaches, CBS News reported, Nascimento decided to take a chance on the surgery.