The 51-year-old man apparently snuck out of the minimum security prison, found the nearest dentist, and had a tooth pulled. When the procedure was over with, the man called the police, who drove him back to the prison immediately.
The man told a local newspaper that he had repeatedly asked for help from the facility?s medical staff, but no help had been forthcoming, and that he couldn?t deal with the pain anymore.
?My whole face was swollen. I just couldn?t stand it any more,? the 51-year-old told the Dagens Nyheter newspaper (DN).
While we?re sorry for this man?s suffering, apparently he?s been let off with a warning and one additional day in prison. So, next time your patients drag their feet and moan about coming in, it might be fun to remind them that some people choose break out of prison solely to see the dentist.