A teenage murderer is believed to have escaped prison by sneakily switching places with his twin brother.
The sibling switch reportedly took place in Mersin, south Turkey, and had 19-year-old Murat A. trade places with his brother Huseyin A.
The convict’s twin brother came to visit him in prison where he was serving the first year of a murder sentence.
While Huseyin took his brother’s place in the cell the murderer successfully walked out of the prison to freedom, local media reported.
Although the prison is not thought to have a facial recognition system to detect the subtle differences in the twins’ faces, prison guards quickly twigged that something was amiss.
They informed the area’s police force which carried out a search and found Murat A at his home.
He was taken back to prison and locked up, along with his brother who has also now been detained.
It is currently unclear why the twins decided to swap places.
The investigation is ongoing.
In 2017 Alexander Jheferson Delgado Herrera escaped prison in Peru by swapping places with his twin Giancarlo.
When he was recaptured a year later it was suggested he had drugged his brother, changed into his clothes and walked out of prison.