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July 6, 2011

Blog Guy, it’s July 6. Isn’t that the date you usually announce the coveted Doofus of the Year Award?

Indeed, but it was complicated this year. A last-minute entry snatched the title from someone I thought had an absolute lock on it.

So? So? The winner is?

Some guy who tried to escape from a Mexican prison zipped up in a suitcase, after a conjugal visit by his girlfriend.

How did this EVER seem like a good plan? I mean, was his visitor going to say, “Guards, I’m ready to go now. Say, can you help me with this extremely large, bulging suitcase I brought in for a one-hour conjugal visit?”

“Si, Seรฑorita! This is a VERY fine suitcase! This is the kind you can push down the stairs, like this, and shoot with a pistol, like this, and set on fire, like this, and it still works, no?”

We have photos of this bozo all contorted as they open the suitcase.ย  I presume the monumental stupidity of his scheme is just sinking in.

Well, I have to compliment you on a great choice, Blog Guy, although I suppose you were disappointed not to give it to that other person.

Yeah, I hope this prisoner doesn’t notice we had to scratch Donald Trump’s name off the plaque…

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Top: Prison guards stand around an inmate as he hides in a suitcase during an escape attempt from a prison in Chetumal in this July 2, 2011 handout photo released to Reuters on July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Government of Quintana Roo-Secretary of State for Public Security/Handout

Right: Maria del Mar Arjona Rivero, 19, holds the suitcase in which she tried to smuggle her partner out of the prison where he is serving a sentence for unspecificied federal crimes, as she left following a conjugal visit in Chetumal, July 2, 2011. REUTERS/Government of Quintana Roo-Secretary of State for Public Security/Handout

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hahaha this is truly a LMAO moment ๐Ÿ˜€

and winner chosen perfectly. LOL :)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

*LMAO can be:
Luggage Man And Ooops
Luggage Man’s An Ostrich

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Suitcase? What, were the trebuchets all closed for maintenance or something?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

I saw a great comment on this photo yesterday: “face palm is bad…face palm when you’re inside a suitcase is truly an epic fail”

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

I love the way the guy is being pointed at.. that could have been me going “HA!HA!”

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

The prisoner fits,
Now let’s run away from here –
Can you help lift this?

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Now if she had packed the suitcase with doughnuts for the guards she might have had a chance. :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

@justCAM: Less TV, please ๐Ÿ˜›

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

RB, “…push down the stairs, shoot with a pistol…”, pure gold!

I heard where where they got this idea. This is the newest technique for sleepy and/or drunk pilots to catch a few Z’s on the sly during their flights.

Posted by flamenquito | Report as abusive

This story makes me very happy.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

@JC – that’s awesome!

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Love it, JC!

Wonder if that is the new Samsonite Solitary Confinement line of luggage?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

maybe the Mexican prison system could hire this guy to handle any outgoing suitcases http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=749iU2Zv1 kw&feature=related ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive