Man cops $1,652 coronavirus fine over housemate's 'bedroom antics'

Nadine Carroll
·1-min read

A loud couple’s bedroom antics have cost their housemate a hefty fine for allegedly pushing him to breach Stage 4 coronavirus restrictions.

On Sunday evening at about 7:30pm, Victorian police found a male sitting in his vehicle in a Maribyrnong carpark, more than five kilometres from his residence.

The man told police he had left his home to get some “peace and quiet” as his “housemate’s intimate partner” was visiting and the couple were being “too loud in the bedroom”.

Melbourne Police check permits in front of Flinders Street Station.
In an unrelated incident, police check permits in front of Flinders Street Station during curfew. Source: AAP

Under the Chief Health Officer’s directives, that is not a permitted reason to leave home so the man was issued with a fine. The on-the-spot fine for breaching coronavirus restrictions in the state is $1,652.

Three people were also issued fines for breaking curfew after a video emerged in which they filmed themselves getting take-away food in the Melbourne CBD at abut 3:30am on Sunday.

Police also attended an address in Melbourne where they located a male, who was not from the residence who said he was there to practice becoming a DJ.

In total 220 fines were issues for breaching the Chief Health Officer directions in the past 24 hours, including 33 people were were not wearing a face covering and 70 curfew breaches.

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