Prison escape stories are some of the most popular around the world. People are fascinated by the idea of tunneling for years with a spoon or mysteriously escaping from prison like El Chapo. A recent attempt by a Venezuelan woman to sneak her boyfriend out of prison could’ve gone down as one of the greatest of all time, but she got caught in the act.
Antonieta Robles Saouda went to visit her boyfriend Jose Vargas Garcia in a Venezuelan prison with their daughter recently. She brought along a large pink suitcase filled with toys, but the real reason for the suitcase was so her boyfriend could climb inside for an ingenious escape right under the guards’ noses. Simply fitting in the suitcase is a feat in itself, but Saouda was caught by the guards when they noticed her struggling to push the now-heavy suitcase out of the prison.
After inspecting the luggage, they discovered a folded-up Garcia along with a few of their daughters’ toys. Thankfully for us, we don’t have to use our imagination as guards decided to take a photo of the inmate while still curled up in the suitcase.
Garcia ended up back in jail to finish his 10-year prison sentence for robbery, while his girlfriend Saouda was also arrested. Their daughter is now in protective custody. So close, yet so far.