An overweight inmate who tried to escape a Brazilian jail through a hole smashed through a prison wall had to be rescued by firemen after he got stuck halfway through.
16-stone Rafael Valadao is surrounded by giggling guards after getting stuck in his escape hole
Rafael Valadão, the well-built tattooed convict, tried to follow one of his smaller fellow prisoners
who had already made a bid for freedom through the gap.
But he was left screaming for help when he became wedged while others tried to force him through the hole they had made with a metal shower pipe.
“He has a very large physique and is also very tall,” said Lieutenant Tiago Costa, of the local fire brigade.
“The other prisoners tried to push him but he stayed stuck in the wall. He started screaming in pain, and that was when the prison guards were alerted.”
The prisoner tried to break free late on Monday night at a prison in Ceres, near Goiania, according to Jornal Populacional.
Despite his desperate attempts to squirm to freedom, portly Rafael reamained stuck fast
He was left with his upper body hanging outside of the prison while he was trapped by the hole in the wall around his midriff.
He was rescued after firemen smashed through the rest of the wall and is now being treated for a suspected fractured rib.
When police returned him to his cell, they found a suitcase full of clothes in anticipation of his escape.
Corporal Cesar, of the local military police, said there were four inmates in his cell and the prisoner who had successfully broken free had thrown a bag of clothes over the fence to collect afterwards.
The runaway climbed the 15 foot prison wall and has yet to be recaptured.
With his face hidden to spare his blushes the hapless prisoner attempts to wriggle free
Earlier this year, eight inmates escaped from a prison in the same Brazilian state after tunnelling from their cell to a neighbouring school courtyard.
Since January, at least 14 other prisoners have also broken out with residents complaining about the constant stream of escapees coming out so close to a school.