A Durban criminal tried all he could to escape prison after he was arrested for trying to break into a house in Westbury Crescent in Durban North. He even soiled his hospital linen in his desire to evade the law.
The 36-year-old man was caught by security guards and police officers on Friday last week when he was arrested for trying to break into a house, and in an effort to flee‚ he bit a guard.
While that attempt did not succeed, he managed to escape custody at the Durban North police station after a detective had booked him out of the holding cell.
He was then arrested‚ and during the course of being nabbed he was bitten by a police dog‚ sustaining injuries to his arms and legs.
The finale of his escape act played out at Addington Hospital‚ where he had been taken under police guard.
While at hospital he deliberately soiled himself and his bed linen‚ a ploy to get the nurses to take him to the bathroom. While there he escaped through a window.
Police spokeswoman Colonel Thembeka Mbhele confirmed with TimesLive that the man had been rearrested and said he had appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s court facing charges of house-breaking and two for escaping lawful custody.
– Daily Review