Paraguay: Stray dog's barking foils prison break

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ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- A stray dog is getting credit for thwarting a prison breakout in Paraguay.

Officials say three dangerous inmates dug a tunnel from their cell to the street and were just about to break free when the dog began to bark and alerted a guard. Prison officials dragged the unlucky prisoners before the media on Friday to explain their misfortune.

Hilario Villalba says "the stupid dog" started barking as soon as he stuck his head outside the tunnel just before dawn.

And he says his 30-year double-murder sentence is so unfair that he'll keep trying to escape.