Four men accused of stealing a car in South Africa inadvertently drove it straight to prison.
Cape Town law enforcement spokesman Wayne Dyason said the alleged robbers were being chased by police when they drove it into Pollsmoor Prison – where anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was once jailed.
“They got out and ran into the grounds of the prison where they were arrested,” Mr Dyason was quoted by South Africa’s News24 site as saying.
The Cape Town ETC news site branded them the city’s “dumbest criminals”.
But Mr Dyason suggested that they were extremely dangerous, saying that when police did a check, they found the four had about 35 cases of murder, attempted murder, theft and possession of illegal firearms pending against them.
News 24 has published a photo of the car on Facebook:
Four robbers, who stole a car in Cape Town, have driven straight to Pollsmoor Prison in an attempt to flee from police.