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Arizona prison dogs fetch inmate cell phones

Prisoners beware: your cell phone privileges have just been terminated.

A newly trained prison K-9 is on the prowl, one that can sniff out your cell phone.

Arizona prison K-9s have new calling: detecting cell phones, Arizona Daily Star

For decades, authorities have used K-9 dogs to sniff out drugs, explosives and other contraband.

The Arizona Department of Corrections has found a new item for dogs to detect: cell phones. Read story: www.azstarnet.com/sn/hourlyupdate/294313.php


Now we just need prison dogs that also sniff out shanks, razor blades hidden in cakes and fake heads made out of soap that let inmates pretend they are in their bunks when they aren’t.

Too bad we can’t bring these sharp-sniffing dogs outside of prisons to help find our own cell phones.

Countless times I’ve misplaced mine, often when it’s shut off and I can’t even call it to find out where it ended up.

One former staffer paid $300 for her lost company cell phone only to later find it later nestled somewhere weird.

The cell-phone-finding dogs would also be a plus if they could sniff out keys and forgotten money.


What would you like a K-9 to find?

What’s the most expensive item you’ve ever lost?

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