Covid-19 Australia: Sydney single mom caught breaching lockdown due to TikTok video
One Extraordinary Moment, single mom, 24, tells police she broke the block because there was no reception in her garage to film a TikTok – before doing TWERKING while the police move her on
- Single mom caught breaking lock to shoot TikTok video in Sydney
- She was seen in a video explaining to police that she did not have WIFI in the apartment garage
- Footage was uploaded to TikTok in which social media users criticized the mother
A single mother caught breaking the lockdown told police she had to leave her home to shoot a TikTok video.
The 24-year-old mother joined a group of friends on Friday night to shoot the social media video outside an apartment complex in Sydney.
They were in a car when the police stopped them. The driver filmed the subsequent encounter and uploaded the footage to TikTok.
The video shows the mother trying to explain to the officer that she left her apartment because there was no WiFi in the garage at the end of the complex.
A single mother caught breaking the lockdown told police she had to leave her home to shoot a TikTok video
Another video was uploaded to the social media platform showing the group of friends lined up on the wall
“We did a TikTok in the video, but there was no reception,” she says. ‘So we came to go there and back to get reception.’
An officer leans through the driver’s window, visibly unimpressed by the reaction.
“Making a TikTok video is not a reasonable excuse,” she says.
Another video was uploaded to the social media platform showing the group of friends lined up against a wall brazenly pursuing their plans to film a TikTok.
They break into a dance before the two officers send them on their way.
“If they hurt you for doing a TikTok on the front of your building, but it’s okay,” read a caption on the video. ‘It got better.’
The footage of the encounter annoyed social media users who were quick to criticize their actions.
“That’s why we’re still in lockdown,” wrote one person. “People have to stop doing things like that and just do the right thing.”
Another person wrote, “But was it worth it? Enough attention? ‘
The single mother remained excused and replied, “Yes, it really was”.
Other social media users defended the women.
“I have a feeling that TikToks is a reasonable excuse,” wrote one person.
Daily Mail Australia contacted the single mother for comment.
Recordings of encounters with disgruntled social media users who were quick to criticize their actions