If you think that disguises used in Hollywood films such as “White Chicks” and “Mission Impossible” doesn’t apply in the real world – think again.

This week, a gang leader named Clauvino da Silva attempted a dodgy prison break by dressing up as his 19-year-old daughter, Ana Gabriele. He was later found dead in his cell in Rio de Janeiro.

Source: Google Images

The 42-year-old Brazilian was sentenced to decades in prison for drug trafficking. This past weekend, guards on duty became suspicious when they noticed an unusual woman leaving the prison. They pulled her aside and realise “she” was in fact Clauvino, the same criminal who had been slapped with a sentence of 73 years and 10 months.


Prison authorities revealed Clauvino had told his daughter Ana to visit him. His plan was to disguise as her and then leave her in his place. It could have worked but the criminal was acting too dubious and nervous.

A 1-minute video of Clauvino in his “White Chicks” disguise made its way online. Check it out:

The criminal had dressed up as a woman with long hair. He had somehow gotten hold of a female silicon mask, a long dark-haired wig, tight jeans together with a pink t-shirt. The gangster, known by his alias “Baixinh” (which means Shorty), is reportedly part of the leadership in one of the most powerful criminal groups in Brazil.


This wasn’t his first attempt though. He and approximately 30 other prisoners tried to escape in 2013 using a sewer system but were recaptured. Unfortunately, Clauvino was found dead after his failed attempt. Word on the street has it that he hanged himself but investigation is still being carried out.

Source: AP

We’re getting flashbacks of “White Chicks” all over again.

Sources: City News, NPR.

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