One week after making his daring escape from Chester County Prison, in Pennsylvania, authorities are still on the hunt for Danelo Cavalcante, a convicted killer.
Danelo Cavalcante Escaped By Scaling A Wall In The Prison Exercise Yard
The Independent reports that Cavalcante made his escape on Aug. 31, and the matter went down just days after he was sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend in front of her two kids. Additionally, the publication notes that Cavalcante is wanted for a 2017 murder that went down in Brazil.
Authorities released footage of the escape on Wednesday (Sept. 6), and he pulled off the feat by scaling a wall in the exercise yard and pushing through barbed wire before fleeing through a less-supervised portion of the prison.
Danelo Cavalcante was reportedly last spotted in Pennsbury Township on Tuesday (Sept. 5) — about 34 miles west of Philadelphia — and authorities are urging locals to stay alert and exercise caution.
Check out the video of Cavalcante making his escape down below.
People React To The News As Authorities Struggle To Regain Custody Of The Fugitive
As word of the Danelo Cavalcante situation spread, people began to chime in. Beneath The Shade Room‘s Instagram post on the matter, the Roomies reacted to the prison escape footage.
One user going by @yachtmeplease humorously declared, “They should not have released this video!!! Hella inmates bout to turn into Spider-Man.”
Connecting the situation to her own life, @pisces4life87 joked, “POV: me sneaking out the function when my social meter runs out chile.”
Another Roommate, @itsvoodooinnit, pushed back against people “congratulating him on escaping” by pointing out the crime that landed him behind bars.
“He stabbed a woman to death in front of her 2 children and yall congratulating him on escaping… When he show up to your door step we don’t want to hear it because he deserves his freedom right lol.”
As people react to the news, CNN reports that authorities are having a tough time tracking him down on account of the humidity and woodland terrain, as per Pennsylvania State Police Lieutenant George Bivens.
“Everything from the weather to the type of terrain to the clothing the individual has – a lot of things can come into play as to how well the dog can stay on that scent and follow through some difficult terrain.”
According to CBS News, there’s currently a $20,000 reward for information leading to Cavalcante’s capture. The outlet adds that the correctional officer operating the guard tower during the escape has been placed on administrative leave.
It’s worth noting that another inmate named Igor Bolte escaped from the same prison through similar means earlier this year. However, he was recaptured within a few minutes.