A Romanian police officer recently had a pretty rough day on the job.

Security footage from a courthouse Iasi, Romania, shows two prisoners being escorted by the police officer from the court building to a waiting van.

One of the convicts sees an opportunity to escape, makes a break for it and climbs over the fence.

The panicked police officer opens the gate and gives chase, apparently forgetting about the second prisoner and leaving the gate wide open.

The second inmate hesitates for a moment before making a run for it himself right out the open gate.

The men split up, with the flustered policeman pursuing the first.

The first jailbird was recaptured, but the second is still on the loose.

Watch the outrageous prison break below.