Tuesday, June 15, 2010

'Snoopy' tried to break into wrong prison

Police have arrested a man who was trying to break into prison to spring an inmate while dressed as Snoopy.

Jail workers were stunned when confronted by the Peanuts character waving a gun, reports The Sun.

When the comic-strip beagle and an accomplice failed to break down a staff door, they pelted prison officers' cars with concrete missiles.

A prison service source said: 'It's not every day you see a giant cartoon dog going on the rampage after trying to break into a prison.

'They weren't exactly inconspicuous - but it was taken seriously because they appeared to have a gun. They caused a real commotion and it was only later they were found to be armed with a water pistol.'

The duo were arrested and it then emerged they had targeted the wrong jail - the family member they wanted to free was imprisoned elsewhere.

link 'Snoopy' tried to break into prison | Quirky News | Orange UK

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