In order to avoid his trial date, this drug trafficking suspect put his GPS device on his cat and fled.
The face of a criminal mastermind and the headline I wish I'd come up with. (screengrab via Fox 13)
Diego Martinez-Espinoza was to stand trial in early May for his alleged involvement trafficking 10 kilograms of coke in the drum of a dryer. The judge let him return home until his court date as long as he wore a GPS device around his ankle.
That's when genius struck.
Martinez-Espinoza detached his GPS device and put it on his cat. I guess cats move around a house in a similar fashion to humans except a little lazier and spending way too much time near the sink trying to figure out the magic that makes water come out of it.
The cat did not fool law enforcement very long, but long enough for Martinez-Espinoza to flee the state and possibly the country. Whenever a GPS device like this is tampered with, an alert is sent to the DEA and a text is sent to the suspect's phone asking the suspect to confirm with police immediately that the device is still on. Instead of calling, Martinez-Espinoza texted a photo of the device still on his body.
Little did the cops know that every time the device went off, it was because the cat was moving to the sunnier side of the carpet to get some more sleep. Add this to the list of ways to use your cat besides as a cat.