Man, 94, bolts clinic for a beer
NEWS / 10 Jan '13, 8:42pmBy: SAPA
Munich, Germany - A 94-year-old pensioner broke out of hospital in Munich so he could belatedly celebrate his birthday in one of the German city's famous beer halls, police said Thursday.
A passer-by noticed the elderly man at an underground rail station on Wednesday as he still had an intravenous drip needle implanted in his left hand.
(File photo) Photo: Thomas Holde. Credit: INLSA
He took the slightly dazed man to transport authorities who called the police.
“After several calls, it emerged that the pensioner had bolted from a Munich clinic,” police said in a statement. “He himself said he was on his way to a beer hall to have a belated birthday celebration.”
Police said the man was then returned to the hospital, where doctors agreed to allow him to have the tall, frothy beverage of his choice. - Sapa-AFP