Did Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán escape jail for the third time?
On Friday afternoon, several news sites reported that Mexico’s most famous drug lord had escaped jail one more time. The Internet quickly reacted, with many creating memes and funny tweets over the situation. His name even became a Trending Topic.
However, no reputable media outlets were reporting on the story, Mexico’s newspapers weren’t talking about it, and none of the news agencies seemed to have the “news.”
Turns out, it was all a hoax. The last time “El Chapo” escaped jail was in 2015, when he escaped a maximum-security prison through a tunnel dug from his cell shower just over a year after he was captured for the second time.
Authorities eventually got to him in January 2016, but not before Sean Penn and Kate del Castillo got to him first and interviewed him for a potential movie deal about his life.
On Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at about 4:30 a.m., the Mexican marines attended an operative in Sinaloa that had as objective the apprehension of “El Chapo.” Seventy people raised their weapons, including organized crime personas and authorities.
Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, publicly recognized the effort of the authorities involved in the battle, where 6 people lost their lives. "I have to give recognition to the Gabinete de Seguridad del Gobierno de la República (Security Cabinet Of The Mexican Government) for this very important achievement in favor of the State in Mexico."
Although “El Chapo” hasn’t escaped for the third time, people turned to the Internet when they thought the drug lord had fled, and these are the hilarious results.
If El Chapo can escape a maximum security prison for a third time you can ask out you crush
— Nic (@_ncarr_) July 9, 2016
Wait somebody said el chapo escaped prison to sign with the Warriors lmaoo
— RJ (@SomeDudeRJ) July 8, 2016
maybe if the mexican authorities downloaded pokemon go they could catch el chapo
— Pokemonimmobile (@dances) July 8, 2016
El Chapo escaped prison again?
He escapes prison more than I leave my house... __
— Siktir Git,Çirkinsin (@AltF4Delete) July 8, 2016
I swear El Chapo was escaping prison & the guard was like "sir where you going?.…you have to sign the visitor book_" pic.twitter.com/JY7Xk1nsGZ
— Kuya (@cyrus_luvdoctor) July 8, 2016
Trump when he founds El Chapo is out of prison pic.twitter.com/iqlUL6y34G
— #BlackLivesMatter (@networkbangtan) July 8, 2016
when donald trump hears that el chapo escaped https://t.co/31B4PkvHUk
— antonio (@antoniodelotero) July 8, 2016
El chapo: "whats that?"
El chapo: pic.twitter.com/BifQaDKf45
— an pigeon,, (@imskytrash) July 8, 2016
El Chapo going into prison again like pic.twitter.com/jxe8KjH6Ky
— Karl Grossman (@KarlGrossman1) July 8, 2016
El Chapo: wanna see a magic trick?
— Sakib (@90sSakib) July 8, 2016
Judge: You are sentenced to life in prison with no possible sentence reduction
El Chapo: pic.twitter.com/6LresqcfeE
— Ryan (@iRyanSinghx) July 8, 2016
Judge: "you are sentenced to life in jail with no release"
El chapo: pic.twitter.com/WbKyjmp3gG
— SC - AARONMARKS1 (@GymKardashian) July 8, 2016
El Chapo: look over there
Prison Guard: *Turns around*
El Chapo: pic.twitter.com/xfUfjC9VKH
— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ ㅤㅤㅤ ㅤㅤㅤ ㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@odcet) July 8, 2016
How El Chapo manages to escape prison every time. pic.twitter.com/UMrwy7Kfs4
— Selling Cheap Stuff. (@SellingCheapLMK) July 9, 2016
El chapo: "ay vato ur socks are untied"
Guard: "huh..?" *looks down*
El chapo: pic.twitter.com/XD7ewI6AjG
— Soda (@_YoDrew) July 9, 2016