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13.04.2010 Crime & Punishment

Escaped convicts disguised as sheep

By myjoyonline
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Two Argentinean convicts who escaped from jail reportedly evaded capture by disguising themselves as sheep.

Maximiliano Pereyra and Ariel Diaz dressed in full sheepskin fleeces with realistic looking heads as they tried to evade capture.

Pereyra, 25, and Diaz, 28, who were jailed for robbery, escaped from a maximum security jail in Argentina, reports The Sun.

They stole the sheep hides from a local ranch and used their disguises to fool officials for more than a week despite more than 300 members of the local constabulary searching for them.

The local police have been left embarrassed by the episode after locals reported seeing the pair running through local fields at night.

"They were wearing grey clothes but had full sheepskins, including the sheeps' heads, over their heads and backs," said a farmworker at La Almeda.

Police sources said it appeared that identifying the pair among thousands of other sheep was "almost impossible".

"They can't pull the wool over our eyes forever," one officer reportedly deadpanned.

Source: orange news

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