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Convicted Murderer Escapes Prison Using “Crab Walk”

As of September 13, Cavalcante is back in police custody
Chester County Prison
Cavalcante poses for a mugshot at Chester County Prison in Pennsylvania

Danilo Cavalcante, 34, a convicted murderer, executed a daring escape from Chester County Prison on August 31st. This is the second breakout at this facility, echoing a similar incident by another inmate, Igor Bolte, earlier this year.

Cavalcante’s escape mimicked Bolte’s rock climbing technique, despite the installation of razor wire after the first incident. Acting Warden Howard Holland conceded security gaps and promised immediate improvements, stating, “While we believed our security methods were sufficient, they were proven otherwise. And we will now move quickly to enhance our security measures.”

Cavalcante, sentenced to life in prison a month ago for a gruesome murder, is now a fugitive. His audacious escape, captured on security cameras, triggered a manhunt. The oversight of a prison guard has also come under investigation. According to Lt Col George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police, “We thought we took appropriate efforts to prevent that with the razor wire.”

Authorities have expanded their search for Cavalcante, suspecting he might be struggling in wooded terrain, while his mother’s audio plea for surrender is broadcasted. A $20,000 reward is offered for tips leading to his capture, making his apprehension a top priority

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Edit: As of September 13th, Cavalcante has been caught and arrested due to Cavalcante setting off a burglar alarm alerting a small army of state and federal law enforcement officers. Cavalcante was taken into custody around 15 miles north of the prison at which he been held.

Law enforcement says that Cavalcante was trying to crawl through a thick underbrush while carrying a .22 caliber rifle, which he stole, as a police dog named Yoda was biting him. No shots were fired.

Later that morning a small army of heavily armed officers gathered around Cavalcante to pose for a picture, one officer, kneeling by Cavalcante, held the rifle he stole.

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    Ashton DFeb 26, 2024 at 7:01 am

    Great job on this information essay. I like the edit you added to keep us updated.