A very strange police chase occurred at Malibu Pier in California on Thursday.
One lone paddleboarder ignored lifeguards’ orders to get out of the water and was subsequently pursued by police patrol boats.
A video of the chase was released by an onlooker on Instagram.
The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station released a statement concerning the events that transpired Thursday in a post on its Facebook page.
On April 2, 2020, Lost Hills Sheriff’s station deputies were flagged down by lifeguards regarding a male adult in the…
“The suspect was arrested for Disobeying a Lifeguard 17.12.115 LACC and Violation of Government Code 8665,” the post read.
“The suspect was transported to Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station where he was booked and released on a promise to appear.”
Some have been critical of the move, considering police enforcement of the stay-at-home order to be brash governmental overreach.
He’s violating social distancing rules… while alone in the ocean.
Do you really think all of these rules are simply about “keeping us safe” and not also about control and power?
Come on. https://t.co/Mbe5gLalr6
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 3, 2020
“He’s violating social distancing rules… while alone in the ocean,” Matt Walsh of The Daily Wire wrote on Twitter.
“Do you really think all of these rules are simply about ‘keeping us safe’ and not also about control and power?”
“Let’s be clear: I am not asserting that the individual should not choose a behavior that respects the most prudent measures available to ensure the best health and welfare of themselves and their neighbors,” Hall wrote.
“But when a government uses threat and force to compel behavior and the rights of the people are ignored and due process denied under the pretense of necessity, the people are not safe, the welfare of the people is not respected and the body of the people are in danger of becoming enslaved by the very government they’ve elected to secure their rights.”
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