Escaped convict Danelo Cavalcante was spotted at a Pennsylvania estate trying to intimidate the owner, who immediately called authorities.
The 34-year-old Brazilian delinquent escaped from Chester County’s maximum-security prison on Thursday morning and was last sighted Monday night in Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania.
Authorities confirmed that the Pennsylvania State Police are being assisted by the FBI in their search for the convicted killer since two school districts have canceled classes.
Cavalcante was sentenced two weeks ago to life in prison for the April 2021 murder of his ex-girlfriend Débora Brandao, 34, a mother of two.
He was spotted at a home in Pocopson township on Friday, where he “set the light on” the owner before stealing some groceries.
The 34-year-old Brazilian delinquent escaped from Chester County’s maximum-security prison on Thursday morning and was last sighted Monday night in Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania
Ryan Drummond claims he saw Cavalcante at his home on Friday night, flicking the switch a couple of times after hearing a “rustle” downstairs.
He said ABC6: “I decided to flick the switch 3, 4, 5 times, take a break, and then he flicked a light switch from below.” That was the moment I was like, ‘Oh my god, this guy is down there .”
“I saw him walk through our living room from the kitchen, open the door and walk out.” He was wearing a white shirt and had a bag.
“Peaches, apples, green snap peas were missing.” “We have some small steak knives and he could have used one of those.”
Two Pennsylvania school districts closed Tuesday after the sighting, with reverse alerts issued via the 911 emergency number for everyone within a three-mile radius.
The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District and Kennett Consolidated School District have canceled classes and will continue to be in touch with authorities.
The Kennett Consolidated School District said in a statement, “We were informed by law enforcement this morning that the search situation has evolved and as a precaution, schools and offices are closing today.”
Lt. Col. George Bevins, the Pennsylvania State Police assistant commissioner of operations, confirmed that Cavalcante was filmed on camera late Monday.
He was seen wearing a white T-shirt and Bevins confirmed he was in the Longwood Gardens area, driving north at 8:21 p.m. and south at the same spot at 9:33 p.m.
“He hasn’t changed his looks but has added a backpack, holdall and hoodie,” added Bevins.
Authorities confirmed they had sent a callback to residents within 1.5 miles of the camera at 5am that captured Cavalcante and a second 911 call within a 3-mile radius at 5:30am Tuesday morning.
State police confirmed they conducted an “hour-long” search near the township of Pocopson on Monday, but “weren’t able to find him.”
Bevins confirmed that the FBI has now joined the manhunt for the convicted killer.
Police believe he was wearing prison pants and prison shorts underneath when he escaped on August 31.
He was spotted by a police officer on Sunday afternoon who gave chase but eventually lost him.
There have been four credible sightings since escaping within the search area near the intersection of Rt. 926 and Rt. 52, north on Rt. 52 to Parkersville Road, southeast to Rt. 926, and west to the intersection of Rt. 926 and Rt. 52 in the township of Pocopson.
Cavalcante was caught on video around 1:43 a.m. Saturday at the 1800 block of Lenape Road in Pocopson Township, about 1.5 miles from the jail.
Police forces in full tactical gear stormed out of the area near RT early Tuesday morning. 926 and Rt. 52 but could not locate the killer.
They are now focusing their efforts on areas around the beauty spot and have released new pictures of the felon.