Melbourne Man Dobs In Kids Selling Lollies And Drinks During Lockdown
A Melbourne man has faced a massive wrath of hate online after dobbing in two kids for reportedly breaking Stage 4 lockdown restrictions.
The man uploaded a photo of the children sitting on the street in a makeshift stall trying to sell lollies and drinks to passersby.
Under the current rules, you're not allowed to leave your home in the city unless it's for a valid reason and this bloke believed the boys were in breach of the law.
He posted the photo and tagged the Yarra Council and asked them to send in rangers to clear the boys out.
"Group of lads selling sweets and drinks for cash in Ramsden Reserve, during stage four lockdown is pretty silly in my humble opinion," he said in the post. "Maybe worth sending someone down there? They didn't listen to me. Along the Yarra Trail walking track."
The man quickly copped a barrage of angry comments telling him he should mind his own business.
One person reportedly wrote: "OMG, arrest them immediately. Selling soft drinks and lollies on a sunny spring day, how dare they."
The hate was so strong that he's since deleted his Twitter account, according to News Corp.
Yarra Council referred the issue to Victoria Police, who then passed it onto the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Once the DHHS got wind of the makeshift stall, they revealed that the boys would have to shut it down.
"While we appreciate the entrepreneurial endeavours of these young Victorians, selling drinks and treats at an outdoor stand is not permitted under the current restrictions," a DHHS spokeswoman said.
Dobbing people in during the coronavirus pandemic isn't anything new and it was actually encouraged by authorities to ensure everyone was doing the right thing.
The New South Wales Premier urged everyone and anyone to alert police or health officials if they knew of someone with Covid-19 symptoms and they weren't self isolating.
Gladys Berejiklian said in March: "Because there's no chance we're going to be able to monitor every single person that gets off a plane for the next two weeks. It's not going to be possible.
"What we do want is to make sure we do have those provisions in place, so that if we do know cases - and people should report these cases, if people are turning up to work when they shouldn't; if they're engaging in community and social life when they shouldn't, well let us know.
"If you're in a workplace and you know someone is coming to work who has recently been overseas, let us know. You can let the relevant authorities know, and the police can turn up and force that person to stay home.
"If anybody doesn't follow those instructions, there's a hefty fine and also potential jail time."
Let's hope those boys in Yarra Council didn't get a knock at the door.
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