Man Caught Escaping Lockdown by Dressing as a Bush | 22 Words

A quarantined man in the U.K. has spectacularly broken the ultimate lockdown rule of not leaving the house by dressing up, head-to-toe, as a bush, all in an attempt to avoid drawing too much attention to himself.

You know, because there's nothing more normal than a walking, talking bush, right?

Thankfully for us, the rule-breakers antics were caught on video, and they make for some pretty hilarious viewing...


Millions of people all over the world are currently in self-isolation.

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In a last-ditch effort to slow down the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, countries and major cities all over the world have gone into full lockdown.

COVID-19 has been spreading at an alarming rate...

And now, nearly 800,000 people globally have been infected with the virus.

Self-isolation has now been deemed as the most effective way of combating the virus.

While medical researchers work tirelessly to find a vaccine, regular people have been urged to avoid any form of social interaction and contact as best they can.

COVID-19 is spread notoriously easily...

Person-to-person contact is thought to be the main method of transmission for the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Through sneezing and coughing, primarily.

So remaining isolated is the safest option for many.

And millions are now quarantining themselves at home for months at a time.

Many have been forced to temporarily leave their jobs amid the health crisis...

And have no option but to sit in their homes and think of ways to stay entertained.

Most of us are finding self-isolation rather boring...

It turns out that all the Netflix in the world isn't even enough to keep us entertained for 2 weeks.

And many are struggling with being cooped up in the house for so long...

Dogs, we finally feel your pain.

And others are coming up with inventive ways to stay entertained.

Another beer? Why not!

But, while these people are sending themselves around the bend with boredom...

Others have simply had enough of quarantine, and have devised some rather creative ways to sneak out of the house.

Now, leaving your house during lockdown carries with it some pretty heavy consequences.

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The government has warned that those caught breaking their lockdown will be fined and, in some extreme cases, even arrested and sentenced to prison time.

So those who do want to break the rules by leaving their house for purposes other than shopping for food and medicine...

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Have to do so extremely carefully.

And one man recently took this to a whole new level.

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Footage of a rather sneaky man leaving his house in a makeshift camouflaged costume has gone viral this week...

Because he was dressed, head-to-toe, as a bush.

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We can't make this stuff up. The man was filmed by his neighbor, Madeline Mai-Davies from Hertfordshire, England, who then posted the footage to Tik Tok, where it quickly went viral.

The video starts out as any other video would...

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Nothing too suspicious to see here, just a couple of garden bushes.

But, out of nowhere...

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The bush suddenly gets up and, on 2 very human-looking legs, hastily tip-toes across the street.

Madeline was loving her in-street entertainment...

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And can be heard laughing and saying, "Reached new extremes of how to get out!"

The "bush" can then be seen crouching behind another bush...

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And, in expert army style, springs back up and hurriedly jogs to the other side of the street.

In an attempt to not draw any attention...

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The bush then, rather hilariously, barrel-rolls across the driveway.

The "bush" can then be seen sneaking back up the street with a bright orange shopping bag in his leafy hand...

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Because bushes need to do their weekly shop too, you know!

You can watch the full version of Madeline's video here.

Though don't be getting any ideas now... For more on the antics of those breaking the lockdown rules, keep scrolling to hear how a seventy-seven-year-old faced some serious consequences for playing Pokemon Go...