Man, 34, charged with breaking out of Perth hotel quarantine, taking taxi to Fremantle
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Police have charged another man who they say breached quarantine requirements after returning to WA from overseas.
It is alleged the 34-year-old thumbed his nose at the law when he left his Perth hotel room about 2.45am today and caught a taxi to Fremantle.
The Spearwood man was not apprehended by police until about eight hours later, at 10.40am, still in Fremantle.
In CCTV from the hotel released by police, the bearded and tattooed man can be seen catching an elevator down to the hotel lobby after he is spotted by a security guard.
As he walks towards the exit, he is approached by more guards but ignores them and continues out the door.
The man was placed into quarantine after he flew into WA from Qatar, arriving on March 30.
He had not been assessed as having COVID-19 but was bound by quarantine rules due to his travel.
After locating him in Fremantle, police took him into custody and charged him with failing to comply with a direction.
He will appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
Police have previously revealed more than a dozen people had already been charged or issued on-the-spot fines for breaching quarantine requirements.
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