Lockdown and strict quarantine rules are difficult to follow but sometimes people flout Covid-19 lockdown rules in the most embarrassing ways. Despite the guideline being repeated on radio, TV, social media, newspapers and the internet, people risk it all for a few moments of intimacy. One such bizarre incident took place in Derby, UK, when the police caught a couple having sex in a lay-by on March 1, Monday night. The couple was fined hundreds of dollars by the officers for violating the lockdown rules as officers deemed their trip non-essential and slapped them with a £400 fine.
As per officers, the couple was found naked by Derbyshire police doing what they described as ‘late night rumpy pumpy’ in their car in Morley, near Derby.
As per Staffordshire Live, the couple was embarrassed when they were found naked after police looked inside the car. A police spokesperson said the officer’s presence quickly spoiled the romantic mood.
After the couple was interrupted, the pair were slapped with a heavy £200 fine each, fixed penalty notices for violating lockdown rules and a cannabis warning by Derbyshire Police officers.
The details of the incident were shared on the Erewash Response Unit Twitter page,
‘#Morley- undisclosed county lay-by. Nothing ruins a little bit of late night ‘Rumpy Pumpy’ quite like a couple of COVID tickets and a cannabis warning’, read the caption accompanied with a picture of the scene.
#Morley – undisclosed country lay-by.Nothing ruins a little bit of late night 'Rumpy Pumpy' quite like a couple of COVID tickets and a Cannabis Warning..#JointEffort #BudNaked pic.twitter.com/wWjxsatowI
— Erewash Response (@ErewashResponse) March 2, 2021
‘Oh dear, how embarrassing,’ notes one Twitter user in the comments.
Another user pointed out the ironic number plate of the police car.
A number of people have been fined by police for getting intimate after sunset. In another similar incident that took place last month, South Derbyshire police fined a couple for having sex in a car. The boyfriend had driven 100 miles to meet his girlfriend at Staunton Harold Reservoir, near Melbourne and the couple was caught getting intimate by the police.
Another couple was caught having sex in their Fiat in Mercia Marina, Willington.