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Source: RIO DE JANEIRO PENITENTIARY ADMINISTRATION SECRETARIAT

Brazilian Gang Leader Dresses as Daughter In Silicone Mask to Escape Prison

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When you think of prison breakouts, a few famous attempts probably come to mind. Whether it's the breakout at Alcatraz, or more recently, El Chapo's escape in 2015 with the use of tunnels that must have taken ages to dig. But those are nothing compared to one escape attempt made over the weekend. 

Clauvino da Silva, a notorious Brazilian gang leader facing 73 years behind bars on drug charges, tried to escape from Gericino prison in Rio de Janeiro by dressing up as his daughter as she visited him behind bars. Sky News reports that the gang leader, known as "Shorty", dressed up in a silicone mask, glasses and a long dark-haired wig. 

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Source: RIO DE JANEIRO PENITENTIARY ADMINISTRATION SECRETARIAT