Say What Now? Man Breaks Out of Prison to Go to the Dentist


What do you do when the prison healthcare system is failing you? You devise a plan to escape, seek outside treatment, then turn yourself back in — at least that’s what this one Swedish inmate did.

A 51-year-old Swedish inmate broke out of prison in November “because he had a toothache and wanted to go the dentist,” officials said, the AFP reported Saturday.

The inmate, who was scheduled to be released the next day anyway, turned himself into police after getting his tooth treated. His sentence — originally one month — was only increased by one day.

The man told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter he had been complaining to prison officials about the pain for four days and finally busted out because he “just couldn’t stand it,” according to a translation by The Local.

[via Huffington Post]

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