WEIRD NEWS
12/01/2013 12:08 pm ET Updated Dec 02, 2013

Inmate Escapes From Swedish Prison, Goes To Dentist, Turns Self Back In: Report

In prison, the tooth can hurt.

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.

It's tough to say whether this was the weirdest prison break-out. In September 2012, a yoga master was reported to have used his superior flexibility to slip through the food slot of a prison cell in Korea.

In 1975, an American who was serving a prison sentence in Mexico on drug charges managed to escape by disguising himself as a woman.

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