Footage of a Brazilian inmate attempting to escape prison by disguising himself as his teenage daughter’s eliciting outrage on social media over the perils of open borders.

Footage which surfaced on social media Monday shows drug trafficking, gang leader Clauvino da Silva, a Mexican national also known as “Shorty,” trying to leave prison in Rio Janeiro wearing a silicone mask, a black bra, a dark-haired wig, a fitted t-shirt emblazoned with three pink donuts and glasses.

After Silva’s 19-year old daughter visited him behind bars, the inmate dressed in female clothes to trick the guards into mistaking him for her heading home after visiting hours, the Guardian reports.

But his plan to escape the city’s most notorious prison failed when he requested his daughter’s ID at the prison entrance.

Officers didn’t fall for the 42-year-old’s frumpy disguise and said his nervous demeanor prompted suspicion. Police then made him strip down.

Silva has repeatedly attempted to break out of prison. He was reportedly one of 31 prisoners who in tried to escape through sewers in January 2013. While for the inmates were immediately rearrested during the getaway, Silva, along with Sledgehammer, Spiderman and Fish successfully, other gang members, escaped.  

A month later, the drug trafficker was then rearrested after a failed terrorist attack, in which he attempted to seize control of a small Brazilian town with a group of heavily armed men.

Social media users warn footage of the drug-trafficking felon demonstrates why open borders and illegal immigration jeopardize national security.


After the botched attempt to escape prison a second time, Silva is now serving the remainder of his sentence in solitary confinement. His daughter, Ana Gabriele Leandro da Silva, will now be charged with abetting prison escape and faces a two-year prison sentence.

Amid concerns over terror attacks from migrant trespassers who enter the country illegally and unvetted, Democrats have blocked legislation to tighten the vetting process for migrants. They argued a thorough vetting unfairly blocks refugees who are fleeing war and starvation from finding safe harbor in the United States.  

President Donald Trump signed a national security memorandum in 2018 establishing a vetting center aimed at improving the screening process of those who want to enter the country.