IT has been one week since Pedro Sanchez announced an unprecedented state of alarm across Spain – but still people are bending the rules.
Spain’s Ministry of the Interior announced on Friday a crackdown on ‘weak spots’ as the public have found ways to get around hefty fines ranging from €600-30,000 for disobedience.
Here are 15 unsuccessful excuses that have resulted in police fines.
- Going to the supermarket when there are none in the area
- Going to the supermarket when it is a public holiday and closed.
- Going for a walk dressed as a dinosaur.
- Posing as a soldier.
- Going to see a nephew.
- Going see a friend.
- Taking a goat for a walk.
- Taking a fake dog for a walk.
- Going for a run (and then attacking a police officer). –
- Going out ‘for a ride’ and being caught on the banks of a river with fishing gear and boots.
- Going out for tobacco without carrying money or a card
- Going out to pick up a package, while on a bike and in cycling gear.
- Walking the dog, when you are miles away from home.
- Walking at night and claiming you are buying toilet and kitchen paper from a 24-hour store. (Police said they couldn’t prove if this was true or not, but fined such a man anyway.)
- Going to sunbathe on the beach because it was very hot and needed to you need to ‘air out’.
- Going for a swim in a pool and ignoring a police officer’s demands for you to exit.