Politician escapes prison by climbing out window and fleeing on motorbike

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Video footage shows Aida Merlano jumping onto the back of a motorbike and speeding away.

A former Colombian politician who was jailed for electoral fraud has escaped from prison by shimmying down a rope and driving off on a motorbike.

Aida Merlano, 43, had been taken to an orthodontist practice in Bogota but managed to climb out of the window using a red rope. Video footage shows her falling onto the street below before hopping onto a waiting motorbike and putting on a crash helmet handed to her by the driver.The former congresswoman had been escorted to the doctor's office by a prison guard but was left alone when the doctor suggested the guard wait outside.Authorities say an investigation is underway and there is a reward of 50 million Colombian pesos for information on her whereabouts.

Former director of the Colombian National Penitentiary and Prison Institure, General William Ruiz, said:"The guard that was with her was in the waiting room.


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Heading for Islington....

She just popped out for a bag!!!


Labour supporter?


Cheiii, this one loud.

Wow like a Hollywood film ,,,

What a great escape

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