Four inmates tried to escape through a hole made on their cell's wall using a metal pipe from the prison's shower. Unfortunately for them, they were as smart as a bag of hammers: the hole was too small and the second prisoner got stuck, keeping the others inside.
Incapable of moving in or out, the police caught him in the act.
The act of screaming for his life too, apparently. According to Brazilian newspaper Jornal Populacional (in Portuguese), after badly injuring himself trying to pass through the hole repeatedly, the prisoner realized it was an impossible proposition. That's when he began to scream and cry for help.
At that moment, the guards came in and discovered the surrealistic scene. They even took photos of him as they waited for the fire department. The fire department used a hammer and drill to free the felon.
The first prisoner escaped successfully, however, going over a 16.4-foot (five meter) perimeter wall and one electrified fence. The Ceres prison—located in a town west of Brazil's capital, Brasília—is brand new, according to the paper. In fact, this happened around 11pm, the night previous to its official inauguration.
The paper says that the hole has been fixed. The construction worker who rebuilt the wall, a man named Dorival Rodrigues, was very surprised about the circumstances, claiming that he "found it weird because it was too easy" for having used such a rudimentary tool.
According to prison officials (in Portuguese), this convict escaped last year too. That time he was captured on the same day.
Here's a view of a fireman freeing the man from his own trap. He was too strong to go through, according to the witnesses.
This is the metal pipe used for digging the hole.
You can tell the guards are half embarrassed, half laughing.