The Crazy Switcheroo

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We’ve all heard about Freaky Friday, but this switch was not fictional: Alexander Jheferson Delgado, a 28 year old prisoner in Peru, drugged his identical twin brother and left the jail as free as a bird.

Delgado escaped on January 10, 2017 when his twin came to not only visit but to give Alexander letters from the family.

The Delgado brothers started in the common visitors section of the prison, but ended up back at Alexander’s cell where he (Alexander) then sedated his brother with a soda, which knocked him out.  

After being passed out his brother, Giancarlo, woke up confused with guards all around. Giancarlo told the guards what happened, but who is going to believe someone who is in jail?

So as anyone would do, the guards did not believe this twins story, leaving him to face the fate that he might spend the next 14 of his brothers 16 years in jail.

Although guards did not believe the prisoner, a fingerprint test was done that set the mistaken Delgado twin free.

Later video tapes captured how Alexander Delgado just walked out, past six gates, without anyone noticing there was no “visitors” stamp on his wrist. Because not one guard recognized this, many were fired for being oblivious to the visitors.

Alexander then proceeded to be caught by police at his home in Callao. And on his way out, journalists and news anchors surrounded the Delgado household asking why he wanted to get out of prison (other than the obvious reasons), and he simply responded with “to see my mother.”

After this stunt Alexander Delgado has been moved to a more secure prison in Peru and will be facing the rest of his sentence without visitation rights.

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