Gotcha! Man incentivizes police by placing woman’s mannequin on Brazilian beach closed due to COVID-19 pandemic – but police are not amused
- Brazilian authorities on Tuesday fined a man for placing a woman’s mannequin on a beach
- The person protested against beach closures imposed by the state of São Paulo
- The incident took place on March 23 in the city of Praia Grande, where the beaches are still closed to the public
- The beaches in São Paulo are expected to reopen on April 11; access to the beaches was banned on March 15
- São Paulo tops Brazil with 80,742 confirmed coronavirus deaths and 2,597,366 cases, according to data from John Hopkins University
A 29-year-old man was fined this week after protesting a beach closure by placing a woman’s mannequin to fool police in the southeastern Brazilian state of São Paulo.
The incident took place on March 23 in the city of Praia Grande in São Paulo, where the beaches have remained closed since March 15 as part of a government plan to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the newspaper, the police charge was officially formalized on Tuesday Newspaper
The joker stood from a distance and recorded a video in which the fully clothed mannequin named ‘Judite’ wears a hat after planting it on the shoreline of a beach in Mirim’s Praia Grande neighborhood.
A 29-year-old man was fined for protesting the closure of a beach by the government of the southeastern Brazilian state of São Paulo over the COVID-19 pandemic. The man placed a mannequin on the beach of Praia Grande and dressed it as a woman. The beaches in São Paulo have been closed to the public since March 15 and are expected to reopen on April 11
A police officer in Praia Grande, a town in the southeastern Brazilian state of Praia Grande, waves to a mannequin that looked like a real person on March 23. A 29-year-old man behind the joke was later arrested and fined an undisclosed amount in court on Tuesday
The viral footage shows the moment when police aboard a police SUV of the Praia Grande municipal vigilante drove past the mannequin before a second police vehicle pulled up in front of the doll, believing it was a real person taking the preventive measure. of the city.
Realizing the joke, an officer waves to the mannequin and drives off to continue the patrol tour.
The man, whose name was not released by authorities, was arrested after police viewed surveillance footage from the area, Security Minister Maurício Vieira Izumi said, according to the online news portal. G1
He was charged with violating a preventive health measure and a false alarm as a felony.
The amount of the fine has not been disclosed by the police.
‘Even though he did not intend to violate the imposed measure, but’ made fun of it ‘, and with that a [Municipal Civil Guard] vehicle available for the citizen to answer a joke, it is incredible that in a moment of such consternation for the loss of several innocent lives, from people waiting for the vaccine, a person decides to joke about life from others, ‘Praia Grande police chief Flávio Magário said.
São Paulo’s beaches are scheduled to reopen to the public on April 11.
A police officer stops in front of the mannequin while patrolling a beach in Praia Grande, a coastal city in the state of São Paulo in southeastern Brazil, which tops the country with 80,742 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus and 2,597,366
Deputy Governor Rodrigo Garcia told reporters on Friday that the state will allow customers to pick up takeaway food from bars and restaurants starting Monday.
Professional sports games are allowed without crowds, along with a range of other specific activities.
The state tops Brazil with 80,742 confirmed coronavirus deaths and 2,597,366 cases, according to data from John Hopkins University released Friday.
Brazil ranks second in the world behind the United States with 345,025 deaths and 13,279,857 cases.