Two men were fined by police for breaking coronavirus restrictions by sunbathing naked.
The couple were caught after frightening a deer when it caught some rays on a beach without being dressed.
The men ran into bushes near the beach to escape the deer and were caught after they had to be rescued.
They were caught after New South Wales police dispatched a helicopter to search for them in a national park about 25 miles south of central Sydney, Australia. The guard reported.
Greater Sydney residents have been banned due to the coronavirus outbreak and are not allowed to travel outside of their local area.
Authorities confirmed that they found a 30-year-old man naked and with a backpack on the hiking trail near Lady Wakehurst Drive in Royal National Park and, after another search, found a 49-year-old man who, according to a statement by the NSW police were “partially clothed”.
It is not clear how or why the deer frightened the men and what made them run into the bush to get away.
She confessed to the officers that they were on a nearby beach when they were startled by the animal in the bushland.
The men were taken to St. George Police Station and fined for violating lockdown rules.
The news also provided a comical distraction for the folks on Twitter who had attended the NSW press conference Monday morning to catch up on the state’s Covid-19 outbreak.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller told reporters at the press conference about the sunbathers it was “difficult to legislate against idiots”.
“Putting people at risk by going out of the house for no good reason, and I think getting lost in the national park and diverting vital resources away from the health operation should be embarrassing,” said Fuller.
“But again, they both received a $ 1,000 fine. Now it is only a small percentage of New South Wales residents who do not adhere to health guidelines, but I can assure you that if you break the health code or the guidelines, you will be punished.
Police said a total of 44 fines had been imposed on Sunday for public health violations, four of which were $ 200 for not wearing proper face coverings.
“The police received hundreds of calls from the public over the weekend reporting potential violations of the public health order and would like to thank the vast majority of the population for their cooperation with the new rules,” added the Commissioner.
Parts of the greater Sydney area, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Wollongong were locked down on Saturday in an urgent attempt by authorities to contain an outbreak of the more contagious Delta variant of Covid-19.
The blocking rules mean that residents are only allowed to leave their homes for essential reasons, e.g. For grocery shopping, work or education when they cannot work from home, for medical reasons or for exercise and recreation in the open air.