Maycon Souza da Silva and his partner, Rafael da Silva Costa had dug a tunnel in an attempt to flee a prison in Rio Grande do Norte, north-east Brazil. But Souza da Silva ended up between a rock and a hard place when he got stuck in a tunnel.
According to The Mirror, as the pair were worming their way out, Mr Souza da Silva found that the tunnel was simply too narrow.
Mr Souza da Silva ended up being trapped inside the tunnel, just below the exit.
Things did reportedly not turn out for the better for his companion, Mr da Silva Costa, who although he managed to get out of the tunnel, was captured in a nearby forest.