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Swedish Inmate Escapes To Go To The Dentist

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. We're not sure what a Swedish man did to get into prison, but he displayed a kind of honor once locked up. The prisoner complained of a toothache. He says he couldn't get anyone to help him treat it. So according to Swedish media, the 51-year-old man escaped and went to a dentist, had his tooth pulled, and then turned himself in.

Police gave him a ride back to prison, and added one day onto his sentence.

Honor among teeth - it's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.