Oh boy. I’ve heard some real horror stories about people being caught breaking lockdown restrictions and being dished out hefty fines – but this story truly takes the biscuit.
This is the story of a Peruvian mayor who should’ve known better.
The mayor of Tantara, Jaime Rolando Urbina Torres, has already faced a lot of backlash for his decision making with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayor lies in coffin and pretends to be #coronavirus victim to avoid arrest after breaking curfew rules to go drinking.— World Updates (@Rntk____) May 21, 2020
Jamie Rolando Urbina Torres, mayor of a small town in southern Peru pic.twitter.com/f5IBlpOtX2
But perhaps his most recent stunt is his most controversial yet.
Torres was caught by police breaking lockdown rules recently – however instead of accepting his fate, he… pretended to be dead.
While police were looking for him, Torres hopped into a nearby casket and pretended to be a corpse.
I think this means the lockdowns are officially over… “The mayor of a small town in Peru played dead when police snared him flouting lockdown rules to allegedly drink with friends. Jaime Rolando Urbina Torres, mayor of Tantara, hid in a coffin and fake… https://t.co/4CMqodBZGO pic.twitter.com/GBoUOsPKi4— Malan Darras (@malandarras) May 22, 2020
But police quickly realised what was going on and took a few photographs of the undead mayor before arresting him.
Torres and his friends admitted to all being under the influence of alcohol and they were booked for violating curfew and social distancing laws, according to the Evening Standard.
Check out the footage of Torres below:
Maybe next time just stay at home!