Italian police confirmed off how they used a drone to assist three officers observe down a lockdown scofflaw sunning himself on an in any other case deserted beach.
The unidentified beach-goer was caught by the drone flying above the beach in Rimini, with footage seemingly exhibiting nobody else for miles.
Shirtless and sporting blue pants, he appeared relaxed because the drone filmed two officers on quad bikes and a 3rd in a police van driving by way of the deserted sands to confront him.
However he raised his head with seen shock because the cops began to lecture him, with an officer filmed writing up a ticket, in line with the footage, launched Friday.
The photographs had been launched by city officers to point out off the high-tech manner cops had been coping with these defying strict lockdown, which forbids utilizing seashores and parks.
However the PR push could have backfired, with many commentators saying the get-tough effort went too far — with one even calling the officers “dictators,” in line with the Solar.
Italy has lengthy been Europe’s worst sufferer of the coronavirus pandemic. Whereas Spain now has extra confirmed instances, Italy nonetheless has extra deaths, with 24,648 as of Wednesday.