- Suspected car thieves in Cape Town were fleeing police on Sunday
- They drove straight to Pollsmoor Prison and attempted to get away on foot
- However, they were promptly arrested
Four men who allegedly stole a car in Cape Town drove straight to Pollsmoor Prison while fleeing from the police on Sunday.
Wayne Dyason, Cape Town's law enforcement spokesperson, told News24 that the men allegedly stole vehicle in the Hout Bay area. He added:
They were then chased by police and drove straight to the West Lake entrance of the prison, which is used for visitors and the prison wardens who live on the property. They got out and ran into the grounds of the prison where they were arrested.
"South Africa's dumbest criminals."
Briefly.co.za learned that the suspects had around 35 pending cases against them, including murder, attempted murder, and illegal possession of firearms.
The incident has amused many social media users, with some calling the four men "South Africa's dumbest criminals.
Pollsmoor is famous for holding former President Nelson Mandela. It is notoriously difficult to break out of.
In this instance, however, the four men appeared to have willingly drove into it, surrendering their freedom in the process.
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