Man Attempts To Escape Honduran Prison Disguised As A Woman
A file, a laundry basket or a spoon - all are creative ways to escape prison. Granted, it's unlikely any of them will work.
One man has decided to think outside the box in order to make his break for freedom. Francisco Herrera Argueta, 55, tried to escape from a maximum-security prison in the Honduras by dressing as a woman.
He was busted by guards who noticed that he was 'walking funny' and 'speaking in a man's voice'.
Argueta dressed as a lady, donning a long skirt, blond wig, low cut top, fake breasts and shades. He aimed to leave the prison with other inmates' families after visiting hours.
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To be fair, there is a bit of craft in his work. He planned to pretend he was a female visitor to the jail who had previously left her ID card with the guards on Sunday: Jacinta Elvira Araujo.
Despite completing his outfit with blusher and pink nails, Argueta apparently forgot to speak like a woman when he went to collect his identity card.
Police spokesman Bayron Sauceda said offers had already sussed him out due to his 'funny walk' in high heels on his way to the counter.
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But as a guard at the prison gate asked the apparent visitor for her identity card number he 'spoke with a hoarse, male voice'.
Argueta's true identity was eventually revealed when the guard asked the woman to remove her dark shades so that she could verify her identity photo and 'the make-up couldn't hide the fact that the was a man'.
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Argueta, known as gang leader Don Chico, was banged up back in September 2015 for murder and firearms offences.
It's now expected that Argueta will be charged for his latest incident and transferred to El Pozo jail in Santa Bárbara.
His potential new prison carries the reputation of being Honduras' most dangerous - you get the feeling that it will be slightly harsher to live in than HMP Berwyn in Wrexham, the 'super prison' that plans to give inmates their own laptops and mobile phone.
The theory behind it is to reform prisoners rather than punish them.
The prison, which can hold over 2,000 prisoners (making it the largest in the UK), will allow prisoners to have access to the Internet. This in turn provides the capacity to arrange visits, order weekly meals and shopping, and complete any work related to their studies.
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