Prisoner Escapes... So He Can Go to Dentist

Then turns himself back in, goes back to jail
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2013 4:01 PM CST

(Newser) – A Swedish prisoner managed to escape the minimum-security facility where he was being held, but rather than head for the hills, he went to ... the dentist. He had asked for medical care but had not received it, he claims. "My whole face was swollen. I just couldn't stand it any more," he explained to a local newspaper, as quoted in the Local. He gamely turned himself back in after having his bum tooth removed, but even so, his original one-month sentence was extended by a day. His electronic tag went off after his escape, AFP reports, but officials—who probably didn't think to look at the dentist's office—couldn't find him.

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