Prisoner escapes to go to dentist

accreditation

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."

-Bang Showbiz

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24