A prisoner walked out of a South Yorkshire jail to go to the pub.
Tony Hipkiss, 31, left Hatfield prison in Doncaster with another prisoner to go to nearby public house.
Sheffield Crown Court was told the pair had wanted ‘a normal day, drinking with a friend and putting the world to rights’.
An emergency roll call was called at the prison and it was discovered that the two were missing.
After realising this Hipkiss decided he ‘might as well enjoy his evening’ as he knew there would be repercussions and slept rough.
He was spotted by an off-duty warden who was on his way to work as he walked to the prison the next morning.
Hipkiss, who was serving time for threats to kill, was sentenced to four months in prison for the escape.