Disguised as a woman, a Venezuelan prisoner breaks out of jail as security guards watch

Recently, a criminal from Venezuela tried to get out of El Libertador Prison in Tocuyito by dressing as a lady. On March 13, after visiting hours, Manuel Lorenzo Ávila Alvarado, a 25-year-old prisoner serving a sentence for manslaughter and aggravated robbery, carried out the escape plot.

El Carabobeño, the local newspaper, reports that the event happened around 2:00 pm. Alvarado, whose skin tone is dark, fooled many jail guards by disguising herself as a blonde, complete with wig and feminine clothing.

The prison’s security cameras caught the convict disguising herself as a lady and running away with a group of actual female guests after visiting hours were over. Four guards who are suspected of helping with the escape are being questioned as a result of the event, which has raised questions about the guards’ attentiveness and commitment.

Recently, Ávila was moved from another state penitentiary institution to Tocuyito prison. His fiancée, who is now sought as an accomplice, helped him plan his escape. The fugitives are still at large despite the Venezuelan police’s best efforts.

It’s interesting to note that there have been prior reports of situations when male prisoners have used female disguises to get out of jail. Notably, Paraguayan native Gordito Lindo used a similar strategy, dressing up in women’s clothes, makeup, and a black wig to exit the jail via the front entrance. But, he was captured by the cops a few hours after making his getaway.

Another incident included Nasir Grant, a prisoner at a Philadelphia correctional facility, who tried to get out by dressing as a woman. Grant and the lady who helped with the escape were quickly taken into custody by the US Marshals Service.

These kinds of instances highlight the difficulties prison officials confront in keeping the perimeter secure and stopping convicts from taking advantage of weaknesses to carry out escape schemes. Authorities are expected to enforce more stringent procedures to prevent future occurrences of instances comparable to Ávila’s escape as long as investigations into it continue.

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