A Sri Lankan prisoner who tried to hide a cell phone during a search of his cell was found out when guards heard the phone ring tone emanating from his rear-end, a hospital official said Friday.
The 58-year-old convict was taken to a hospital where doctors later retrieved the phone from his rectum.
"The man had concealed the phone inside his person," the official said, asking not to be named.
"Unfortunately for him, the phone rang at the wrong time and guards knew he had a phone at the wrong end."
The man spent two days in the hospital but was eventually returned to the prison.
The man is serving a 10-year sentence for theft.