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As long as there have been prisons, there have been inmates attempting to break out.
Over the years there have been some daring examples of prison breaks which have either resulted in Shawshank Redemption levels of success or crushing, Papillon levels of defeat.
But imagine being the guards that came across this inmate who tried to dress up as a woman to essentially waltz out of his jail cell. Prison staff in Brazil captured the moment they stopped a drug trafficking prisoner trying to escape in plain sight.
The prisoner was dressed in a wig, semi-decent looking mask and clothes that could pass as feminine at the Bangu penitentiary complex. It was the odd-looking face that first raised eyebrows and prison staff asked the inmate to strip off all the layers to see who was lurking behind the mask.
As the levels were slowly peeled away, you eventually get to see the man's face and it's a far cry away from when he was in full dress up.
The inmate is named Clauvino da Silva, nicknamed 'baixinho' or shorty, a member of the Red Command, one of the main criminal organisations of the state.
Turns out, the clothing belonged to the bloke's daughter and he was hoping he could pass as such.
Well, if you thought that was a poor attempt at a prison break then spare a thought for these Argentinian lads that dug their way into a goddamn dog kennel.
According to local media outlet Clarin, the group of criminals took around two days to make the tunnel at the Florencia Varela Penitentiary, Buenos Aires.
The escape to the tunnel measured just three feet wide and and five feet deep. To make sure their plans weren't uncovered by prison guards, they hid the hole under a slab of plywood and covered it with sawdust.
But sadly for the group of would-be escapists, it didn't make any difference in the end as they poked their heads out to find they had taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way.
And if things couldn't get any worse, their plan was well and truly scuppered when guards discovered their tunnel during a routine inspection of the prison on Monday.
Footage has now been released showing officers inside the tunnel, demonstrating how narrow the hole was.
The group of inmates were serving their time on the maximum and medium security wings of the prison while serving sentences for robbery, and were set to be released in 2021 and 2022.
Featured Image Credit: AP/Rio State Secretary of Penitentiary Administration
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