Suitcase Jailbreak Foiled

Mexican woman busted after leaving prison visit with excess baggage
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2011 2:17 AM CDT
Pprison inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina is curled inside a suitcase after he tried to escape from prison with the help of his girlfriend following a conjugal visit in Chetumal, Mexico.   (AP Photo/SIPSE)

(Newser) – Prison guards in Mexico stopped a nervous-looking woman who was wheeling a bulky suitcase out of the prison following a conjugal visit ... and found her common-law-husband inside. Inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina, who is serving a 20-year sentence for illegal weapons possession, was curled up in a fetal position, AP reports. The woman was arrested and charges are pending. (And in other bizarre prison news...)

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