WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A convicted drug dealer tried to escape prison by impersonating his daughter by wearing an almost convincing outfit.
- Clauvino da Silva, 42, wore tight jeans, a cute girly t-shirt and sported long black hair with a young, smooth complexion as he attempted to walk out to the front door of the Gericinó prison in Rio.
- He could have been successful in his attempt but because of his nervousness, prison staff noticed him and started getting suspicious.
In his attempt to escape a high-security prison, a Brazilian gang leader disguised himself as his teenage daughter with plans of leaving her behind in jail, reports authorities.
As he walked out of the entrance of the Gericinó prison in the western part of Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, convicted drug dealer Clauvino da Silva, 42, tried to pass himself off as a 19-year-old girl with smooth skin, long black hair and wearing a pink T-shirt with doughnuts and love hearts.
Authorities said that Da Silva’s outfit almost convinced prison staff but then he started acting too nervously as visiting time was nearing its end which made them suspicious of him.
Da Silva was videoed standing awkwardly while his amazing disguise was unraveled. Beginning with the removal of his glasses and long black wig by officials, this was followed by the tattooed man’s removal of his shirt that revealed a black bra underneath. His smooth and teenaged complexion was due to the fact that he was found wearing a silicon mask. Once he removed it, Da Silva who was now left wearing tight pants, was shown with features befitting a 42-year-old’s which includes a short-cropped hair with wrinkles.
Officials are reportedly looking into the possibility of his daughter’s role as an accomplice in the attempted escape after the inmate planned to leave her inside the prison. Local reports also believed that another accomplice, a pregnant woman who managed to avoid being searched may have smuggled in the costume.
Also known as ‘Shorty’, da Silva formed part of the Red Command’s leadership which authorities say is one of the most powerful criminal organizations in Brazil engaged in drug trafficking in most parts of Rio.
Following the failed attempted escape, da Silva was taken to a maximum-security prison special cell where he will face disciplinary sanctions, said officials.
Source: New York Post