Australian man, 39, ties bedsheets together to escape 4th floor of hotel room quarantine

He was arrested and charged.

Syahindah Ishak | July 21, 2021, 04:08 PM

A 39-year-old man in Australia climbed out of his hotel room while under quarantine by using a "rope" made out of bedsheets tied together.

Arrested and charged

According to a July 20 Facebook post by the Western Australia (WA) Police Force, the man has been arrested.

He was also charged with failing to comply with a direction and providing false/ misleading information.

Application for entry was refused

The WA Police explained in its Facebook post that the man had arrived in WA from Brisbane on July 19.

However, his application for entry was refused under Covid-19 restrictions.

He had also arrived without a G2G pass, an interstate passport system used to enter WA.

The man was then issued with a direction to leave WA within 48 hours, and was directed to temporarily quarantine overnight in a hotel.

Climbed out of window of the fourth floor room

However, at about 12.45am on July 20, he climbed out a window of the fourth floor room using a "rope" made out of bed sheets.

He then fled the area.

Australian newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the man wandered the streets for about six hours before being arrested.

He was found by police officers at 8:55am on July 20 on Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley.

He is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court on July 21, and has tested negative for Covid-19.

Top images from Western Australia Police Force.