An Italian mob boss in the US managed to escape from his maximum-security cell by sliding down a handmade bedsheet rope. The mob boss is still at large as authorities look into the security breakdown that allowed him to escape.
Raduano, who is between the ages of 39 and 40, was found guilty of narcotics trafficking and sentenced to 19 years in prison in August 2018. According to the Italian news agency ANSA, his escape went unnoticed for two hours.
The prisoner was seen in the video climbing slowly with a bedsheet rope before he then finally jumped on the floor.
He immediately stood up and started run towards the other side of the road after which he vanished from the scene.
He was reported to have made his way to freedom in the tiny city of Nuoro in the Mediterranean off the coast of mainland Italy.
According to NYpost.com, Budget cuts had meant only 50 guards were tasked with watching the compound’s 180 prisoners, many of whom are some of Italy’s most notorious mafiosi and hitmen, the outlet said.
The mob boss was reportedly said to be a model prisoner who had used his job on an upper-floor library to study the schedules of guards who patrolled the facility, and timed his escape accordingly.
When Raduano broke free, there were fireworks in his hometown of Vieste, which prompted the mayor to deny that the event was related to the prison break in a statement.
According to the report, Raduano was detained in 2018 and sentenced to 18 years in prison for distributing cocaine. After he escaped the large mansion, he was also charged with murder.