Breaking into Jail?


Breaking into Jail?

Jail in Skólavörðustígur

The old jail in Skólavörðustígur was built in 1875. It is very hard to break into. Photo: Wikipedia.

We have all heard of people trying to break out of jail, but this is a bit strange. Last night the Reykjavík police got the most unusual call. A man was seen on the roof of the old city jail on Skólavörðustígur and at first it was thought that he was trying to break into the building.

When police finally apprehended the man he had made it into the jail yard. He was quite drunk and carried no forms of identification. Police know he is foreign, but not whether he is a tourist or an Icelandic resident.

He was brought to a newer jail and will be interrogated when he gets sober. But his ambition of getting into jail was fulfilled, reports.


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