Im most parts of the world the COViD-19 lockdowns have forced people to stay at home for weeks, and in some countries for months. Not surprisingly, many of us are finding it more and more difficult to stay inside, and some people are going to great lengths to avoid quarantine restrictions.
On one fine day – when any of us would be rather outside than rotting at home – a pair in the UK got glimpse of one of their neighbors walking down the road – disguised as a bush. His secret mission was recorded by neighbors Nicholas Murray and Madeline Mai-Davies, who filmed the unusual scene and posted the video on social media:
The video shows the neighbor covered from head to toe in fake leaves, sneaking down the street, ducking behind trash cans, and then stopping to take the form of a bush while in open view.
In a second video, the person can be seen moving stealthily down the street and rolling and somersaulting across the road as if he was playing the part of James Bond in an action movie.
It appears, however, that the neighbor was just pulling a prank as he was later seen returning with a grocery bag, and grocery shopping is still allowed under the current restrictions.
“Got his shopping. Turning up to the party while on lockdown,” Murray wrote in a later post.
Murray later told Caters News Agency, “Looking back, I didn’t expect the video to go that viral and get 16.5 million views. Whilst in this difficult time we want to bring smiles, laughs and hope.”
Mai-Davies added, “I was overwhelmed with the support and following that came from it.”