Covidiot: Man flouts lockdown restrictions to get away from wife, kids

Covidiot: Man flouts lockdown restrictions to get away from wife, kids

- A man from the UK was flagged down by the police after deciding to leave his house during the lockdown period

- When the cops asked him why he was out of his house, the driver said he needed to escape his wife and kids for some peace of mind

- The officers told the man only essential journeys were allowed and his was not one

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Many men will do anything to get away from their wives for a few hours, especially during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Policemen from the United Kingdom were shocked when a driver told them he needed to travel because he could not stay at home with his wife and kids.

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Patiently, officers waited to hear him come up with another reason why he saw it fit to leave his home and go for a drive when it was expressly prohibited.

However, the covidiot only wanted to get away from unnecessary nagging and chose to put his freedom at stake.

The BMW owner was fully aware of lockdown restrictions which require all non-essential workers in the area to stay home.

But, according to him, it was hard to stay confined behind four walls with his family so he chose to sneak out and drive away.

Police spotted him cruising the empty road and decided to flag him down.

Completely shocked by the incident, authorities went ahead to tweet that running away from the wife and kids is not considered an essential journey.

“Taking your BMW out for a spin on a 170-mile round trip to have a break from the wife and three kids is also not an essential journey,” the Alliance Roads Policing officers said.

They added quiet roads should have hinted no one was allowed to go for leisure rides while the state was grappling with rising Covid-19 infections.

"The roads are much quieter but there are still people who do not get it,” the officers added.

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According to authorities, they had also spotted another driver who travelled amidst the lockdown to collect a second-hand boat.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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