Mayor Rescues Man from Women's PrisonS

Today, in news from Germany: A 24-year-old man looking for a shortcut somehow managed to trap himself in a women's prison, only to be rescued by a passing cyclist, and the town mayor, who was apparently taking a jail-side constitutional. The police, The Guardian reports, believed a jailbreak was taking place, until one of the guards recognized the mayor and quickly freed their errant prisoner. Apparently, the man had imprisoned himself by "entering a metal door on the outside of the prison, only for it to close behind him"; an examination revealed that the door "had not closed properly" thanks to a "wobbly" bolt. "We see this... as something to laugh about," said Ministry for Justice Spokesman Georg Wessling. Indeed. [Guardian]