There’s a saying that the apple doesn’t fall from the tree. But what happens when the tree tries to be more like the apple? Well, it really doesn’t work too well, or at least that was the case for a gang leader who tried dressing as his daughter to escape from prison. Yep, you read that right. And no, his plan didn’t work.
A Brazilian gang leader disguised himself as his teenage daughter and was caught trying to escape from prison.
After 42-year-old Clauvino da Silva’s 19-year-old daughter visited him in a Rio de Janeiro prison, he attempted to leave while wearing a wig, a silicone mask, and her clothes. The gang leader, who is also known as “Shorty,” was acting nervously, and so he was stopped by authorities who thwarted his plan.
His plan was to leave his daughter in the prison in his place.
Authorities are investigating da Silva’s daughter’s role as an accomplice.
The authorities also released a video that shows da Silva unmasking himself from his creepy disguise after he was caught.
O traficante Clauvino da Silva, condenado a 73 anos e 10 meses de prisão, foi pego hoje tentando escapar de Bangu 3. Ele usava máscara, peruca e roupas femininas. pic.twitter.com/GjJYxfL6vn
— Deputado Peninha (@deputadopeninha) August 3, 2019
Da Silva was a leader in the Red Command, one of the most powerful groups of drug traffickers in Rio.
He was serving a 73-year sentence in prison. But after his failed attempt at escape, he’s being transferred to a maximum-security prison and will probably face a longer sentence.
People on social media are reacting to da Silva’s escape attempt with a wide range of emotions.
Omg, how disturbing and ingenious @ the same time
— 4yrs_of mourning (@cdbehler64) August 5, 2019
Hey I give Dude Props for trying!!LOL
— Seahawkfan4life23 (@Worsfold4523) August 5, 2019
I thought masks like that only existed on Scooby Doo.
— KenzO (@koshiz) August 5, 2019
Why’d he have to put the bra on 😂 I’m dead
— Kieran Miller (@KieranMiller15) August 5, 2019
It’s like something from a damn horror movie. pic.twitter.com/tR9JV39W8h
— Ryan Hopprich (@zinoviev1) August 5, 2019
Da Silva is back in prison now, which leaves him with plenty of time to cook up his next plan to escape.