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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 06:21 PM

Man tries to walk across the Pyrenees for cheap cigarettes, has to be rescued, gets fined

for breaking coronavirus lockdown:

A man has been rescued by helicopter from the Pyrenees after trying to walk from France to Spain to buy cheap cigarettes, reports say.

The local mountain rescue service said the man was found "exhausted, shivering, cold and lost" when he was eventually picked up.

Despite his ordeal, he was fined 135 euros ($146; 119) for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules.

"We remind you once more. STAY AT HOME," the regional police tweeted.

The mountain rescue service said the man, from Perpignan - about 25km (15 miles) from the Spanish border - had initially set off by car but was turned back at a checkpoint.

It said he then decided to attempt the journey on foot along a hiking path over the mountains.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52174288

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muriel_volestrangler Apr 2020 OP
magicarpet Apr 2020 #1
DEbluedude Apr 2020 #2
dhill926 Apr 2020 #3
LastDemocratInSC Apr 2020 #4
Mopar151 Apr 2020 #5

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 06:30 PM

1. A frugal smoker.... with minimal brains.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 06:32 PM

2. He coulda just walked a mile for a camel. n/t

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Response to DEbluedude (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 06:35 PM

3. haha..well done...

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 08:29 PM

4. Chuck Yeager hiked across the Pyrinees in 1944.

Escaping from the Germans who were chasing him. He finally made his way to safety in Spain.

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Response to LastDemocratInSC (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 01:23 AM

5. Tough, smart, highly motivated

The original Mr Right Stuff.

Smokey De Cheapo is so wrong it's pitiful.

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