He was an escapee from an American prison who was caught planning to flee to Canada

Fugitive Pennsylvania killer Danilo Cavalcanti was planning to flee to Canada earlier than his arrest Wednesday, authorities stated.

The 34-year-old, who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, reportedly instructed regulation enforcement that he was going to hijack somebody’s automotive and drive it to Canada.

He additionally reportedly stated that among the 500 officers trying to find him acquired so near him at occasions that they virtually stepped on him.

A regulation enforcement canine caught Cavalcanti as he crawled by way of dense undergrowth.

Authorities initially thought he may attempt to return to his native Brazil, the place he’s wished for an additional homicide.

However Cavalcanti had different concepts, he instructed authorities after his arrest.

“He acknowledged that he meant to hijack somebody’s automotive inside the subsequent 24 hours and that he was going to move north to Canada,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Clark instructed ABC Information.

Cavalcanti additionally instructed authorities they have been so near arresting him that at occasions they virtually “trammeled him, (we have been) solely 5 or 6 toes away,” Clark stated.

“He instructed us at some factors the tactical groups overtook him,” Chester County Chief Investigator David Sasa instructed CNN.

At some factors, Cavalcanti instructed investigators “he remained nonetheless for a day or a day and a half,” Sassa stated.

Cavalcanti reportedly stated he was capable of keep shaved from the razor within the backpack he picked up.

He was additionally quoted as telling authorities that he survived by ingesting river water and consuming some watermelon he discovered on the farm.

The chase ended because of the usage of thermal expertise and a four-year-old Belgian Malinois named Yoda from the CBP group.

Yoda “subdued” Cavalcanti as he tried to flee, leaving him with a “minor wound.”

Police dog Yoda

Assist four-year-old Yoda seize Cavalcanti

Cavalcanti was awaiting switch to a different facility when he escaped from the Chester County Jail on August 31 by “crab strolling” over two jail partitions.

The 5-foot-tall fugitive managed to elude at the least six regulation enforcement businesses, together with the FBI, US Marshals and US Border Patrol, for 2 weeks.

Cavalcanti was sentenced final month to life in jail with out parole after being discovered responsible of stabbing his Brazilian ex-girlfriend, Deborah Brandao, to dying in entrance of her two younger youngsters.

He’s scheduled to be transferred to the state penitentiary the place he’ll serve his life sentence.

He was additionally charged with felony escape.

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