A runaway detainee who calls himself “Ragnar the dog” on the social network TikTok, where he has been making the buzz for twenty days, called the police on Tuesday morning, around 10:30 am, to surrender and was arrested at one point appointment set in the center of Brussels, said a spokesperson for the Brussels public prosecutor’s office, thus confirming information from RTLinfo.
He was held in Saint-Gilles prison and will be transferred to Ittre within a week, according to RTLinfo.
The 35-year-old man had been on the run for almost a year. He had not returned to Ittre Prison after prison leave in March 2020. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, including for robbery with violence.
He told reporters at RTLinfo that he made video posts on TikTok to share his experience as an escapee and to discourage those intending to embrace the lifestyle. He asserted his intention to serve his sentence to settle his debt and to reintegrate into society.