Mac & Mike's Pick: Husband in a Suitcase

By WEEK Reporter

July 5, 2011 Updated Jul 5, 2011 at 10:42 PM CDT

You might recall that a famous Mexican jailbreak by helicopter was made into a movie called "Breakout".

Tonight's story will likely never be made into a movie; first, because it wasn't successful, and second, because it's so hard to believe.

Nineteen- year-old Maria Del Mar Rivero was caught by guards at a Mexican prison trying to sneak her husband out of jail by stuffing him a suitcase.

Rivero had been at the prison for a conjugal visit with her husband.

She was arrested after guards noticed that her suitcase was unusually large and that she was acting nervous.

When they checked her suitcase, they discovered her husband, Edwin, somehow squeezed into the suitcase.

Needless to say, his 20-year sentence for a 2007 illegal weapons conviction may get a bit longer.

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