Instagram model, 21, ‘helps her mum, 38, escape prison in Colombia by distracting a security guard as she climbed out of a window using a rope’

  • Aida Victoria Merlano (21), an influencer, broke her mother out of Colombian prison with rope and a bike 
  • Mother Aida Merlano Rebolledo is a former politician who was convicted for voter fraud, corruption and using weapons.
  • Rebolledo was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but escaped Bogota when he was alone at the dentist
  •  The dentist and Merlano protested innocence at trial  but could face years in jail if found guilty of helping Rebolledo escape 

After distracting the security guard, an Instagram model allegedly broke her mother’s freedom from jail with a hidden rope & getaway bike. 

Aida Victoria Merlano (21-year-old Colombian Influencer) allegedly completed the daring plan to free her mother from prison 

According to the Sun, prosecutors learned that Aida Merlano, 21, helped a former politician escape from Bogota prison. She did this by climbing out of a third story window and using a rope.  

El Tiempo footage captures the ex senator escaping prison

Footage captures the moment Aida Merlano Rebolledo jumped down from the window with a red cord and hit the ground, while onlookers are startled

El Tiempo footage captures the moment she leapt out of the window with a cord and hits the ground. Onlookers are shocked

The escape happened in October 2019 when Rebolledo was a senator but she was convicted  after her election win as evidence of weapons, voter fraud and corruption was uncovered by authorities. 

Rebolledo was sentenced within six months of her election victory to 15 years imprisonment, but she was released from prison just two weeks later.

Her daughter was accused of the elaborate escape mission, but she was released on bail and has posted regular snaps to her 2.5m followers.

Rebolledo was at the dentist when Rebolledo got his prison break opportunity.

. Influencer Aida Victoria Merlano, 21, (pictured) who is Colombian, allegedly managed to complete a daring plan to get her mother out of prison

Former politician Aida Merlano Rebolledo (pictured) was jailed for 15 years, six months after her election win over claims of fraud, weapons and corruption

Aida Victoria Merlano, 21-year-old Colombian influencer, (pictured left), allegedly devised a daring plan for her mother, Aida Merlano Rebolledo, to be released from prison

She was accompanied to the dentist’s office by a guard and driver from prison.  

Rebolledo was later heard at the trial and left alone in the examination rooms.  

El Tiempo footage captures the moment she leapt out of the window with a cord and hits the ground.  

Rebolledo's daughter (pictured) was charged for the elaborate escape mission at the time but has remained on bail and free and regularly posts snaps of herself to her 2.5m followers

Rebolledo’s daughter (pictured), was arrested for the elaborate escape mission. She has since been released on bail and posts photos of herself to her 2.5 million followers.

The woman then jumps on a bike that is allegedly being driven by a man pretending to be a delivery driver and flees the scene.

And when her mother fled, her daughter took advantage of the situation. 

Merlano, naked and in handcuffs, was featured on the cover a magazine a month after his daring mission.

The headline of the article was “The Daughter of the Fugitive Congresswoman Confessions.”  

A month after the daring escape mission, Merlano  (pictured) was featured on the cover of a magazine and posed naked in handcuffs

A month after the daring escape mission, Merlano  (pictured) was featured on the cover of a magazine and posed naked in handcuffs

In Venezuela, authorities eventually caught Rebelledo on January 2020. 

Authorities suspected that the congresswoman fugitive was a complicit in the prison break. They formally charged them the month after.

The duo protested their innocence during the trial, but they will spend years behind bars if found guilty.   

Merlano stated in a social media video that despite knowing that he could go to prison for 21 years, he is happy because he believes happiness is a decision one makes every day.

“Be happy today because tomorrow is unknown.”