Brazilian gang leader dresses up as daughter to escape prison

This photo released by the Rio de Janeiro Penitentiary Administration Secretariat, shows a man who authorities identify as jailed Brazilian drug trafficker Clauvino da Silva wearing a mask, wig, glasses and feminine clothing, as his hands are confined behind his back at a prison complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 4, 2019.

RIO (CBS/WVLT) -- A Brazilian gang leader tried to escape prison with an interesting disguise.

CBS News reported that Clauvino da Silva, known as "Shorty," tried to escape prison disguised as his 19-year-old daughter.

Investigators said da Silva dressed up as his daughter when she visited him, but said his nervousness gave him away before he could make his getaway.

CBS reported that da Silva's plan was apparently to leave his daughter in the prison. She and seven other people are being questioned.

Rio's State Secretary of Prison Administration released photos showing da Silva in a silicon girl's mask and long dark-haired wig, wearing tight jeans and a pink shirt with a cartoon image of donuts.

After the attempt, CBS News reported da Silva was transferred to a unit of a maximum-security prison and will disciplinary sanctions.

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