Using a 'dental appointment' to miss work is a time-honoured tradition; but escaping jail just so a strange man can poke your mouth with sharp instruments is something really quite special.
The 51-year-old, serving a month-long sentence in Sweden, skipped out to go to the dentist because, he said, "my whole face was swollen. I just couldn't stand it any more". After getting an infected tooth removed, he turned himself back to the police, who drove him back to his cell, and gave him a whole extra day of jail time for his troubles.
Granted, if minimum-security facilities in Sweden are anything like those in the UK, his 'escape' probably involved nothing more arduous than a walk down a pretty long driveway. [The Local via Huffington Post]
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