A man has been accused of taking a leaf out of a Hollywood movie to bust out of his hotel quarantine.
Police say the 39-year-old was living inside his Perth quarantine facility and decided to make a break for it.
The accused had flown in from Queensland but 'failed to complete a G2G pass prior to arrival so a manual G2G pass was completed on entry to WA'.
That submission was eventually rejected because 'it did not satisfy any exemption categories under existing restrictions for Queensland'.
The bloke was told he was being booted from WA and he would have to be on a flight within the next 48 hours.
WA Police have issued a statement, saying: "The man was directed to temporarily quarantine overnight in a hotel and was conveyed to a Rivervale hotel where it is alleged...he climbed out a window of the fourth floor room using a rope made of bed sheets and fled the area.
"Operation Tide Compliance and Assurance officers located the man at 8.55am on Beaufort Street near Second Ave in Mt. Lawley and he was taken into custody."
They have posted pictures of the daring escape and it's fairly impressive.
The bloke has allegedly tied six bedsheets together with the help of other materials and lowered himself all the way down.
Who knows how he managed to secure the room-side of the makeshift rope but it's clear he managed to get to the floor, according to police.
Thankfully, when the bloke was eventually apprehended, he returned a negative coronavirus test result.
Authorities have since charged the 39-year-old under the provisions of the Emergency Management Act, with failure to comply with a direction and providing false or misleading information.
It seems like people are willing to go to extreme lengths to get out of their room while they spend up to 14 days in isolation.
A Queensland woman was allegedly caught earlier this month trying to escape from her facility by dropping down balconies.
Deputy Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said the woman was arrested and charged.
"A 22-year-old female who had come from Sydney on July 1, placed in hotel quarantine in Cairns, was found to be missing yesterday," he said.
"It appears this person has scaled two balconies, gone down an outside staircase, then has damaged a door to escape.
"We believe she has kicked it in, so she was fairly motivated."
Featured Image Credit: Western Australia Police
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