A man in Australia allegedly fashioned a makeshift rope out of bedsheets to flee the fourth-floor hotel room he was supposed to be quarantined inside.
The 39-year-old made the dangerous escape from the hotel in the Perth suburb of Rivervale around 12.45 a.m. Tuesday. He remained at large for eight hours. Police located the man and charged him with failure to comply with a direction and providing false or misleading information.
Western Australia Police shared images of the stunt on Facebook:
The man, who has not been named, had been told to “temporarily quarantine overnight” after he failed to meet the state’s strict COVID-19 border rules.
He’d recently arrived on a flight from Brisbane.
It’s unclear why the man fled the hotel.
He tested negative for COVID-19, said police.