‘Stuffed dog’ walker sent home with tail between his legs by Spanish police

Image of Francisco de la Torre, the mayor of Malaga, presenting the new hybrid buses. Credit: [email protected]

FOOTAGE of a man walking a stuffed dog during a nationwide lockdown has been shared on social media by Spanish police.

A neighbour recorded the bizarre scene in Palencia, northern Spain, on Monday night and uploaded it to Twitter, before police union, Jupol Nacional went on to share it themselves.

Despite violating ‘state of alarm’ government restrictions, the ‘dog walker’ was not fined or punished, but asked to go home.

Jupol has asked for “good sense” during the crisis and asked members of the public to “stay at home as a matter of public health”.

“We are facing a very serious situation, why walk on the street trying to deceive the police…do not deceive us, you will be penalised”.

Meanwhile, in Palencia, a man has been fined after being caught twice drinking beer on a public bench.

 

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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