Juan Ramirez Tijerina, Convict, Unsuccessfully Escapes Prison in Rolling Suitcase


After a conjugal visit with her husband, 19-year-old Maria del Mar Arjona left a prison in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo wheeling a suitcase that corrections officers found suspicious. When they unzipped the bag they found Maria’s husband, Juan Ramirez Tijerina, curled up in the fetal position. He was serving the fourth year of a 20-year sentence for illegal arms possession when his wife tried to spring him. Maria was arrested and is facing prosecution. Juan Ramirez Tijerina has since been wheeled back into prison. [NYP]