FACTCHECK-CLAIM “Brazilian prisoner spent 5 years digging a tunnel that ended up in the guard room”

ANALYSIS: Misleading

FACT:This is 10 years old image from Brazil, When A Brazilian prisoner’s attempted to escape from jail ended in humiliating and amusing failure when the overweight criminal got stuck halfway. Using a metal pipe ripped from a shower, the prisoner and an accomplice had smashed a hole through a concrete wall at a jail in the Brazilian state of Goias.
No such case of 5 years digging in tunnel or that he ended up in guards room.

INTENT: Users are sharing old images in wrong context to get some spotlight on social media.




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