A 34-year-old French prisoner who is used to staying in prison was released but refused to leave the prison.
The 30-year-old, who was released last week after a court ruling, was held in Seysses prison in Toulouse, forcing prison guards to expel him after he repeatedly refused.
As La Dépêche reported, the repeat offender attacked a building opposite the prison in anger and damaged the area before fleeing.
The alarmed gendarmes who were on his trail caught him breaking into a house, but the suspect was quickly arrested and taken into police custody.
The man had previously been arrested for burglary, but due to lack of sufficient evidence, the suspect was released by the judge, according to French media.
“When we talk about mistreatment within our walls, it is proof that they are not housed so badly here!” joked a local representative of the Prison Supervisors Union (SPS).