A prisoner with toothache escaped from jail to go to the dentist and then handed himself in.
The 51-year-old inmate was in so much pain with his inflamed molar he fled Östragård open prison in Väners¬borg, Sweden, and sought medical attention before turning himself in and being driven back to the jail.
He was given a warning by the prison and his one-month sentence was extended by a day.
The man ? who hasn’t been named ? told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter,"I was all swollen in the face. I just couldn't stand it any more."