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photo - A drone flies at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) + caption
A drone flies at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Chris Matyszczyk, CNet Updated: August 2, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Look, I thought the cats were an excellent idea.

They were stealthy, friendly and, frankly, exactly what every jail needs.

Perhaps, though, the increasing number of incidents when the cats were caught trying to deliver phones to the incarcerated caused some to rethink their business.

This seems to be the case in South Carolina, where police say that a drone was sent to deliver phones, drugs and tobacco into the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville.

This is a maximum security prison, so the inmates are not to be trifled with. Yet, as Reuters reports, someone failed in an attempt to launch a drone drop. Was this a Parro(po)t over the parapet? It's unclear.

However, police say that the drone crashed outside the prison walls before it could make its delivery.

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