Man Uses Bedsheets In Escape Attempt From Australian Hotel Quarantine, Police Allege

Western Australia Police Force said a man was arrested and charged after he allegedly escaped hotel quarantine by tying bed sheets together in the early hours of July 20.

These images, released by Western Australia Police Force, show bed sheets tied together from a window at a hotel in Rivervale, a suburb of Perth.

Police said the man arrived on a flight from Brisbane, Queensland, on Monday afternoon. He had failed to complete a G2G Pass, a mandatory registration detailing a person’s health and places they have been recently, required before travelling into Western Australia. His application was refused and he was instructed to quarantine in a hotel overnight in Rivervale before leaving Western Australia within 48 hours.

Police said the man left the hotel by tying bedsheets together, dropping them out of a window and climbing down them at around 12:45 am on Tuesday. Police located the man later that morning in Mount Lawley, another suburb of Perth.

The man was taken into custody and charged with failure to comply with a direction and providing false or misleading information. Police said he tested negative for COVID-19 and was due to appear before court on Tuesday. Credit: Western Australia Police Force via Storyful