Brazilian gang leader attempts jailbreak dressed as daughter

A Brazilian gang leader attempted to break out of a Rio de Janeiro prison while dressed as his teenage daughter.

Clauvino da Silva dressed in his visiting daughter's clothing and even donned a wig and silicon mask as he attempted to escape Gericino prison.

His escape-bid was foiled however when guards became suspicious by his nervous and erratic behaviour.

His plan seemed to involve leaving his 19-year-old daughter in the jail.