Eve Black, the woman who last week filmed herself passing through a Melbourne checkpoint without answering police questions, has been detained in a dramatic arrest.
The 28-year-old was intercepted at 1.55pm on Wednesday on Princes Street in Carlton, an inner-northern suburb, and once again refused to comply with requests for information from police.
Officers wanted to discuss her evasion of police at their checkpoint in Bunyip, a small town 81km southeast of the city, which was highly publicised in the media last week.
“Upon being intercepted, she was asked to provide her name and address which she refused to do,” police said of the incident on Wednesday.
“Police then directed her to produce her driver’s licence and explain her reason for travel, which she also refused to comply with.”
Officers proceeded to execute her arrest, during which they were forced to break her car window as she “refused to speak to them, wind down her window, or step out of the vehicle,” police said.
“The woman has been released pending summons for traffic-related offences, failing to produce a licence, failing to produce name and address, and breaches of the Chief Health Officer’s directives.”
Ms Black is from Warrandyte which is within the City of Manningham and currently subject to stage three restrictions.
Also known as Eve Limberiou, the woman is a self-proclaimed COVID-19 conspiracy theorist who refers to the pandemic as a “SCAMdemic”.
She is one of several viral video creators falsely claiming COVID-19 is a conspiracy theory.
People within metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire areas are required by law to wear a mask while outside their home, which they are permitted to leave for four reasons only.
They can leave for shopping for food and supplies, medical care and caregiving, exercise and recreation or study and work – if they can’t do it from home.
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