For certain cases, it has only been almost a week after a number of countries declared lockdowns and put restrictions on their residents in the hope of preventing coronavirus.
Spain, officially 4th worldwide and 2nd most contaminated in Europe, is no exception. Unlike the pandemic itself, the shutdown has turned out to be a challenging obstacle for many to get through. It means staying at home for basically all of the daily routine tasks, restricting trips outside to work-only commutes, shopping trips, and probably walking your dog.
Okay, well, it was a man dressed up in a T-rex costume, but it’s definitely not what Spanish citizens wanted to see speeding past their doors.
In video recorded by a local resident and published by Murcia police department, the orange and red T-rex may be seen being chased by police to the Jurassic Park theme tune.
Moments after the man crossed the street a police car approached him and the ancient beast was confronted by an officer. There was no detention so it’s believed the man was clearly told to remain indoors because he had no excuse to be outside. No official statements concerning this incident have been made.
Officers can be further observed directing the man’s home in the city’s Vistalegre neighborhood where officials ordered a nationwide two-week lockdown.
Sharing the video on Twitter, police clarified that lockdown laws just require one person to walk their pet for a small distance, just so the animals can relieve themselves.
It’s not protected for a Tyrannosaurus rex complex,’ the department joked, adding the hashtag #stayathome in Spanish.
Actually, people across Spain are forbidden from leaving their homes unless they buy food or medication, visit medical facilities, or fly to support the elderly or young.
Police did not agree to fine the man, but asked him to return home.