WATCH | Gang leader caught trying to escape jail disguised as his daughter

05 August 2019 - 13:07 By timeslive

Brazilian authorities say Clauvino da Silva, also known as "Shorty", tried to leave prison dressed in his daughter's clothes and wearing a mask.

Daily Mail reported that "his nerves and awkwardness walking as a woman gave him away".

According to The Guardian Rio de Janeiro‚Äôs State Secretary of Prison Administration released a video in which Da Silva can be seen removing the mask and some of the clothes, and saying his full name.

He has been transferred to a maximum-security prison and will be disciplined, officials said.