When we think of inmates breaking out of prison, we tend to believe that all the tricks have been exhausted.
From starting prison riots to working for months digging tunnels El Chapo-style, nothing can surprise us any more - or so we thought.
One Brazilian drug lord decided to shoot his shot in breaking out of prison in the most imaginative way possible – by disguising himself as his own daughter.
The inmate, identified as Clauvino da Silva, boldly attempted to sneak out of one of the most notorious prisons in Rio de Janeiro by wearing a smart disguise.
Da Silva’s plan was simple; all he had to do was stroll out of the prison in his disguise and convince the guards that he was his 19-year-old daughter.
And his plan nearly worked as well as his disguise was no ordinary one.
Photos show da Silva in his cheeky disguise, which would have easily passed for an actual female figure without close scrutiny.
This isn’t the first time da Silva had tried to escape either.
The Guardian reports that in January 2013 he was among 31 inmates who made a prison break attempt by trying to tunnel out of the prison complex through the sewers.
Prior to his attempted jailbreak, da Silva was facing 73 years in prison for his involvement in the infamous Brazilian Red Command drug faction.
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