August 20, 2022

Let Sleeping Cops Lie


Let Sleeping Cops Lie
A Russian police car. The Russian Life files.

A 26-year-old Stavropol man managed a daring escape from jail with less-than-inventive means: he simply walked out when the officer on duty took a catnap.

The citizen had been arrested for disorderly conduct on the evening of August 15. He was found drunkenly yelling and cursing in an apartment courtyard. Police picked him up, booked him, and found that he had outstanding warrants for theft and other petty crimes. The officials chose to keep him locked up and finish processing him in the morning.

However, once the officer outside the man's cell fell asleep, he reached his hands through the bars and opened the bolt. He then walked out, telling other guards at a security checkpoint that he'd been released and was free to go.

The next morning, the police realized their mistake. Fortunately, the small-time fugitive was soon found at a friend's house and was re-detained.

 

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