Save a Dude From Prison, Make a Friend For Life



Yeah, you've probably read about this:

A mayor in Germany helped rescue a man who became trapped in a women's prison after mistaking it for a shortcut to a nearby park, police in the northern city of Hildesheim said on Wednesday.
Hildesheim Mayor Henning Blum heard the man's cries for help while passing by the prison near the city center and notified police who came and freed the 24-year-old.
The man told police he was strolling through town and did not immediately notice he had walked into a prison. By the time it dawned on him where he was, the gate to the jail had already closed, locking him inside.
The Germans love their parks. And they wander into all sorts of places. The real question here is, why doesn't this happen more often? If there's any kind of open gate anywhere, there's bound to be three or four Germans who will walk right through it and look around. A closed gate? No. The Germans, by and large, respect closed gates and property rights. But open means exactly that. This story is not as far-fetched as it sounds.

Now, could a mayor and a confused layabout start a lifelong bromance over the one saving the other from a life of being inadvertently locked in a woman's prison? There's a sitcom in there, and if it's a German sitcom, look for a lot of humiliation to be worked into the sub-plots.

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