A rumor began circulating on July 8 that notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had escaped from prison for a third time. If you’ll recall, the drug lord pulled an elaborate tunnel escape last July. While it doesn’t seem like this latest escape rumor is true, that didn’t stop Twitter from bringing out their best jokes and memes to celebrate the non-occasion.
First, internet sleuths tried to figure out how El Chapo made his daring escape:
El Chapo: haha there’s something behind u *guard turns around* El Chapo:pic.twitter.com/TqwG1xp8Ue
El Chapo: Hey look over there Guard: *turns around* El Chapo:pic.twitter.com/2GfroUyrJK
El Chapo be like:pic.twitter.com/Sl7WZvWYnh
El chapo escaping prison for the third time like…pic.twitter.com/PlVS4TsvDW
El Chapo is reported to have escaped prison a THIRD time.http://vine.co/v/5WKFHB3tbYD
El Chapo: want to see a magic trick? Prison guard: sure El Chapo:pic.twitter.com/XOpLROzpB5
El Chapo walkin past security and outta the gatespic.twitter.com/Cz6QxP4HyL
This is all unconfirmed, but he may have had help from dank memes and “O sh*t waddup”-ed his way out of prison.
El chapo: Hey look over there Prison guard: *looks* El Chapo:pic.twitter.com/QVWqj4SomD
Plenty of folks had theories as to why El Chapo would escape (beyond the whole “not being in prison” thing). The prevailing theory held that the kingpin was coming for presidential candidate and sentient bag of sprouted sweet potatoes Donald Trump, who said he could single-handedly defeat the drug lord.
BREAKING NEWS: El Chapo escapes for THIRD time! DONALD TRUMP:pic.twitter.com/bhC262uZXI
donald trump when he sees el chapohttps://vine.co/v/iPQBdXuuW1r
Me waiting for El Chapo to kill Donald Trumppic.twitter.com/Pb3YFEkSG4
El Chapo heard Gucci was goin on tour soon, couldn’t miss it
Regardless of whether or not El Chapo actually escaped — and why he might want to — we can all admit that this is going to make one hell of a movie for whoever is smart enough to snag the rights.
I. Can. Not. Wait for the El Chapo movie.pic.twitter.com/J5y1Skf7vt
And you absolutely cannot knock El Chapo’s hustle.
Man, I wish I was as good at anything as El Chapo is at escaping from jail.