Remember the Brazil gang leader whose failed prison escape made headlines around the world when he dressed up as his daughter? He was found dead in his jail cell on Tuesday.
Authorities found convicted drug dealer Clauvino da Silva, 42, hanged in Rio de Janeiro. He was serving a sentence of 73 years and 10 months in solitary confinement on counts of drug trafficking, theBBCreports.
This is how the failed prison escape went:
Silva, also known as Baixinho or “Shorty,” attempted to escape prison Saturday when his 19-year-old daughter visited him for the day. During her visit, she stayed in his cell while he tried to make his escape by dressing up as her, donning a pink T-shirt, a black wig, silicon mask and tight jeans to conceal his identity. However, as we said, his disguise failed. Prison guards noticed something was awry. As he made his way toward the penitentiary’s main door, his air of nervousness gave him away. Once apprehended, prison officials forced him to strip in front of cameras and reveal himself.
After this failed escape, Silva was transferred to a maximum-security prison.