ABC News reports:
A Brazilian gang leader dressed up in a rubber mask and wig in a failed attempt to escape prison by fooling guards into thinking he was his own teenage daughter during a visit from her.
Clauvino da Silva tried to leave the prison in Rio de Janeiro dressed in his daughter’s clothes, but reportedly looked so nervous that he blew his cover.
Authorities said da Silva previously led the Red Command, one of the most powerful criminal groups in Brazil. He’s now been transferred to a unit of a maximum-security prison.
Watch the unmasking.
This Brazilian gang leader tried to escape from prison by dressing up as his daughter when she visited him and walking out the penitentiary’s main door in her place, authorities say. https://t.co/pJa8Qd8J2n pic.twitter.com/BWLypCsET8
— ABC News (@ABC) August 5, 2019