Jamie Rolando Urbina Torres, the mayor of a small town in Peru, lay in a coffin and pretended to be a dead Coronavirus patient to avoid being arrested.
Torres was caught by police violating coronavirus lockdown rules as he was drinking with friends. When officers came to arrest him, he lay down in an open coffin and played dead.
A photo of the mayor wearing a face mask and lying in the coffin has been circulated online.
Police say he violated curfew and social distancing laws in order to drink liquor with his friends, and was drunk when he was arrested.
It is not clear exactly where he and his friends were drinking and why there were open caskets there.
Torres has previously been accused by locals of failing to take the threat of the virus seriously and failing to implement safety precautions in the town.
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