The police in Motril caught a man breaking the lock down, who had been using a stale loaf of bread as an excuse to be out and about.
He was caught but he was not the only one as dozens of people have been fined every day of this week: Tuesday saw 30 people fined, while the week started with 66 fines handed out on Monday.
In the case of this particular gentleman, when stopped by a police patrol he said that he had just been to the shops to buy bread and was on his way home. The police decided to have a closer look at the contents of the shopping bag that he was carrying and saw that the loaf was hard as rock and had certainly not been purchased that very morning.
But necessity is the mother of invention and the average household mutt has probably never been given so many walks in one day in its bewildered life.
The Councillor for Citizen Safety in Motril, Mara Escámez, made it perfectly clear that the police would be waiting in the most unlikely of places to catch out quarantine breakers, because it’s not a case of being clever, but of being truly irresponsible.
Asked whether the drop in fines between Monday and Tuesday was a good sign, she replied it was more likely a sign of the bad weather than anything else.
Whereas some people take every opportunity to ‘escape’ from their homes, others, more conscientious than the former are phoning the police when they see people wandering about below their windows.
Since the 16th of March the Policía Local de Motril have handed out 278 fines
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)