‘El Chito’ was willing to do anything for ‘El Chapo’, and even though the request was unexpected, he didn’t hesitate to help him plan his escape from the Puente Grande Penitentiary and follow his instructions.
On the day of the escape, while ‘El Chapo’ was getting ready to leave with his federal officer uniform on, ‘El Chito’ arrived at the parking lot, pushing a laundry cart that he parked beside his own car.
‘El Chito’ was the guest of honor at the celebration party after the escape. ‘You’re one of us now, Chito. You put your ass on the line to help me’, is what Joaquín Guzmán told him to bid him welcome before all the members of the organization. Little did ‘Chito’ know what was about to happen.
Facing a wave of speculation about his escape, ‘El Chapo’ asks ‘El Chito’ for one last favor: ‘You’ll turn yourself in and tell the police you were the only one that helped me escape. Are we clear?’ ‘El Chito’ accepted with resignation.
‘El Chito’ turned himself in voluntarily. When he gave his declaration to the authorities, he made it very clear that no one had helped him and that he alone was responsible for ‘El Chapo’s escape. This is how he ended up becoming Joaquin Guzman’s personal scapegoat.