(THE LOCAL) — A man escaped from a Swedish prison simply to visit the dentist, and was slapped an extended sentence when he returned to the jail.
"My whole face was swollen. I just couldn't stand it any more," the 51-year-old told the Dagens Nyheter newspaper (DN).
The man was a prisoner at the minimum security Östragård facility in the municipality of Vänersborg, in south-western Sweden.
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The prisoner, who was serving a one-month sentence, had asked for medical care for the pain in his tooth but to no avail, so he decided to take matters into his own hands.