Watch Video: Gang leader dresses up as daughter to escape from jail, gets busted

Updated: Aug 06, 2019, 20:22 IST | mid-day online correspondent

A Brazilian gang leader dressed up as his teen daughter when she visited him behind bars and tried to escape from prison, authorities said

Watch Video: Gang leader dresses up as daughter to escape from jail, gets busted
Still from the video. Pic courtesy/Twitter/Rex Chapman

In a bizarre incident, a Brazilian gang leader planned to escape the prison dressed up as his 19-year-old daughter. He plotted this plan when she visited him at the prison. The gang leader dressed up as his daughter and planned to walk out of prison without being caught.

However, according to the prison officials, the nervousness displayed by the accused identified as Clauvino da Silva, who also goes with the name as Shorty, as he tried to leave the prison in the western part of Rio de Janeiro dressed as a woman gave his plan away.

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The gang leader's plan was apparently to leave his teen daughter inside the prison and now the police are looking into her possible role as an accomplice in the accused's failed escape attempt from Gericinó prison. Rio’s State Secretary of Prison Administration released photos showing Clauvino da Silva in a silicon girl’s mask and long dark-haired wig, wearing a pink shirt with a cartoon image of donuts and tight jeans. They also released a video in which the accused can be seen removing the mask and some of the clothes and stating his full name.

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Netizens on the social media platform, Twitter couldn't keep calm and started reacting to the video in numbers. Here's how the internet reacted to this innovative jailbreak:

According to the authorities, the accused was part of the leadership of one of the most powerful criminal groups in Brazil, the Red Command, that controlled drug trafficking in a large part of Rio. After his failed escape bid was busted, Clauvino da Silva was transferred to a unit of a maximum-security prison and will face disciplinary sanctions, officials said.

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With inputs from AP

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