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Innovative Prisoner Surfs to Freedom

An inmate at an island prison in Norway was serving time for rape and drug possession when he escaped by riding waves to freedom. He climbed out of a window, found an old surfboard that he then rode to shore. And to top it all off, he paddled his surfboard escape boat using a toy shovel. All of this isn’t necessarily surprising, because Norway’s Bastøy prison is apparently famous for its lax security—including unlocked rooms, no-bar windows and outdoor sports. The prison’s biggest mistake? Forgetting to lock up the antique surfboards and beach toys.

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