He was a wolf in disguise, disguised as one of the flock.
In a daring escape attempt, José Luis Callisaya Diaz cloaked himself in sheepskin and crawled through the grassland bordering Chonchocoro prison – Bolivia’s highest security facility – earlier this month.
On February 4th, renowned as “El Araña,” the inmate managed to slip past security guards wearing his fleece coat and attempted to breach one of the facility’s exterior walls.
Despite his covert attempts, security personnel noticed that Diaz – who is serving a 15-year sentence for homicide – was not in his jail cell.
Astonishing images of his peculiar attempted escape depict the prisoner scampering around on all fours in a meadow, dressed in an outlandishly furry coat before he was re-captured.
Prison officials stated that Diaz hoped the frigid temperatures would create a shelter for his getaway.
“We inform the Bolivian population that prison security police officers from the San Pedro de Chonchocoro Penitentiary Center prevented the escape of prisoner José Luis Callisaya Diaz (alias El Araña), who took advantage of the inclement weather to try to flee through one of the walls of the external perimeter of the prison,” the Director of the Penitentiary Regime Juan Carlos Limpias stated.
The authorities have taken legal and disciplinary actions against Diaz in response to his attempted escape.