Not a joke: Plants vs. Zombies leads to prison escape

Have you ever been so entranced by a game, it felt — or didn’t feel, rather — as if time itself started to rush past you? A certain Filipino police officer can certainly relate.

As reported by Global Nation, five inmates escaped from a police precinct in Cagayan de Oro City when, well, the on-duty officer was apparently so caught up in a match of Plants vs. Zombies, he didn’t notice them grabbing the keys and running for it.

One prisoner, Reynard Marturillas, is still on the lam. It’s believed that he used a garbage truck as his getaway vehicle. Really, folks, you can’t make this stuff up. To the guard’s credit, at least he was playing one of PopCap’s better games.

Mystery of the missing inmate [Global Nation via Gamepro]

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