A Brazilian Gang Leader Tried To Escape Prison Dressed As His Teenage Daughter

A Brazilian gang leader tried to escape from prison earlier this week by dressing up as his daughter. Apparently she visited him behind bars and they attempted to have him walk out the penitentiary’s main door in her place, authorities said Sunday.

But prison officials said the nervousness displayed by Clauvino da Silva, also known as “Shorty,” as he tried to leave the prison in the western part of Rio de Janeiro dressed as a woman gave him away.

His plan was apparently to leave his 19-year-old daughter inside the jail. Police are looking into her possible role as an accomplice in Saturday’s failed escape attempt from Gericinó prison.