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Thu May 21, 2020, 05:46 PM

A mayor in Peru was accused of lying in a coffin and pretending to be dead to avoid being caught dis

A mayor in Peru was accused of lying in a coffin and pretending to be dead to avoid being caught disobeying lockdown orders
K. Thor Jensen 1 hour ago

Police in Peru say a small-town mayor attempted to dodge capture for flouting lockdown orders by hiding in a coffin and pretending to be a corpse.

Jaime Rolando Urbina Torres, the mayor of Tantará, a rural district in Castrovirreyna, was out drinking with friends Monday night when police came to enforce a curfew, the Evening Standard reported.

By the time authorities arrived, though, Torres was lying in an open casket pretending to be a coronavirus fatality, with his eyes tightly closed and a mask over face, according to the Times of London. His friends hid in drawers in the same room.



Police released this photo of Tantará's mayor, Jaime Rolando Urbina Torres, hiding in a coffin. Courtesy of Policía Nacional del Perú

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Tens of thousands of Peruvians made jobless by the national lockdown have left large cities for their rural hometowns, spreading the virus even further.

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https://www.insider.com/peru-mayor-accused-of-lying-in-coffin-playing-dead-to-avoid-police-2020-5

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 05:48 PM

1. I'm sorry, but lol.

The world is full of morons.

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Thu May 21, 2020, 06:02 PM

2. Covid 19 coronavirus: Mayor in Peru poses as corpse to beat lockdown laws


22 May, 2020 7:17am

The mayor of a Peruvian town that was locked down to prevent the spread of coronavirus has been arrested after he was found lying in a coffin and posing as the corpse of a virus victim to avoid being caught by police.

Jaime Rolando Urbina Torres, the mayor of Tantara, had allegedly been drinking with friends in violation of Peru's social distancing laws.

When police arrived, he hopped in an open casket and was photographed by police in his best impersonation of a corpse, with arms stiffened.

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It was not immediately clear where Torres and friends were drinking or why there were open caskets nearby.

The arrest comes after Torres has reportedly faced criticism for his handling over the crisis.

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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12333898

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:33 PM

3. This made me laugh

Shame on me.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:57 PM

4. Close the lid?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:40 PM

5. "OK, Ronaldo - we can start the autopsies"

Watch him stop faking - fast!

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