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Man 'broke out of jail cell to go for a beer'

Timothy Bonner broke the cell door off its hinges before stopping for a cold one, US police said.

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A MAN HAS been re-arrested after allegedly breaking through the door of his jail cell… in order to go for a beer in a nearby bar.

Police in western Pennsylvania said Timothy Bonner, 40, stopped at a bar for a cold one just minutes after breaking out of a holding cell at a police station.

Police say they were processing Bonner, removed his handcuffs, and placed him in the cell. That’s when Bonner allegedly knocked the cell door off its hinges and ran away.

After stopping at a house to borrow shoes, police say Bonner went to Richy’s Bar, where a customer tells WPXI-TV the suspect acknowledged breaking out of jail and then asked for a beer.

The customer says he bought a beer for Bonner, who didn’t even get to enjoy it before police arrested him again.

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