Despite the global pandemic crisis that we are currently experiencing, some people just aren't listening to the "stay at home" rules.
Keep scrolling to check out the police officers who took matters into their own hands when people refused to leave the beach...
This is the worst pandemic our world has seen in decades.The deadly virus has completely taken over the world and it has been spreading at an alarming rate.
World leaders have been left with no choice but to bring their countries to a total stand-still...And many have now banned large and crowded events, including any travel to and from infected countries.
It didn't take long for the virus to reach us here in the States.Our first case was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.
And, since then, the numbers have been rising at a frightening pace.Since the first case in Washington, there have been 400,000 more confirmed cases across the country.
Yep, things are deadly serious...
Continued visitation surges @ state parks yesterday have resulted in the closing of vehicle access @ ALL 280 state… https://t.co/qqF8njX0Tq— CA State Parks (@CA State Parks)1585497448.0
The importance of self-isolation has been stressed globally...And it has been proven that locking down public areas and avoiding social situations has helped reduce the chances of spreading the already out of control virus.
But it seems that not everyone feels the need to abide by these suggestions...Scenes last month at the Clearwater Beach in Florida showed that a lot of people have completely disregarded these global warnings.
Images from the white-sand beach showed spring breakers enjoying the sun...And even though many beaches in this area have been closed due to the pandemic, visitors still flocked anyway.
Some people just don't quite realize the extent of this situation...With 14,550 positive cases of the virus in the state of Florida, many of whom are teens or in their early twenties, the Centers for Disease Control has advised that all events with more than 50 people attending should be canceled - meaning people need to start taking this very seriously.
But despite the rapid rise in deaths and consistent warnings from health officials...
You used to have only one job: social distancing, to slow the spread. Now you also have a second job, and it's muc… https://t.co/6CDUxByhMu— Mark D. Levine (@Mark D. Levine)1585576111.0
Officials have made it perfectly clear that mass gatherings are not allowed to happen until further notice...And this includes religious gatherings, such as going to church on a Sunday.
Of course, this has proven to be extremely hard for many of us...But we need to accept the fact that these lockdowns have been implemented to save lives, and abusing the rules of them is a very selfish thing to do.
Authorities around the world are using different methods to control the number of people wandering around during these lockdowns.These methods range from fines to convictions, depending upon the severity of the case.
But a pair of police officers in the U.K took matters into their own hands recently.The U.K has been experiencing an influx of nice weather over the last few weeks which, as we can imagine, isn't ideal for the nation who are currently in lockdown.
The U.K government has warned citizens to not be spending time outside...
Please please please remember the @GOVUK restrictions remain in place over the weekend, don’t be tempted to take ad… https://t.co/0Yx6i5ngTe— Roads Policing Unit (RPU) - Surrey Police - UK (@Roads Policing Unit (RPU) - Surrey Police - UK)1585978624.0
But Brits will be Brits...And people have been venturing out to local beaches to enjoy BBQs anyway.
In the city of Hove, which is in the south of England, a couple was spotted enjoying a BBQ on a local beach.A local resident began filming on his phone when 2 police officers approached the couple and began telling them to pack up their belongings.
The couple don't seem to be listening...And they just stare up at the officers as they continue to tell them to leave.
The BBQ is still lit...So one of the officers empties a passer-by's helmet on the BBQ. Savage.
This savagery has got the internet seriously talking.A lot of people weren't happy with the way the police officers dealt with the situation. One user wrote online, "People have a right to be in the fresh air too, prisoners in their own home! If you have no symptoms for weeks & stay sat away from people then Where's the danger?!"
Many felt that because the beach was empty, they weren't doing any harm."If they were from the same household - they weren't hurting anyone, the beach was empty, they were the only ones on there - if it was crowded then is wrong what they are doing," another user wrote.
But others were less sympathetic."The fact is having a bbq is neither essential nor exercise, therefore, rules broken. As someone who HAS to remain inside for twelve weeks, I find it unbelievable that people are so thick in this day and age. I know first hand how hard this is. Just for someone else’s sake, maybe even someone else’s life, stay home unless you have NO choice but to go out," one angry user wrote.
Many feel it is completely unfair that some people feel they can do as they please whilst the rest continue to self-isolate..."Why do people think it’s acceptable to “have a day at the beach" pretending it’s their 1hr daily activity? The rest of us are not self-isolating so you get to enjoy the beach to yourself! STAY AT HOME! What makes you so bloody special!"
Watch the footage for yourselves here...
The ceremonial extinguishing of the bbq using a beach patrol guys helmet. Then tried to eat his wet sausage https://t.co/GLN8kkRSg6— Dave Strauss (@Dave Strauss)1586007655.0