Man Arrested for Refusing to Wear a Mask

A 34-year-old resident of Chetumal became the first person to be arrested by officers of the Municipal Police of Othón Pompeyo Blanco, Quintana Roo, for refusing to wear a mask.

As part of the actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Chetumal Municipal Police arrested a 34-year-old man, found to be in a state of inebriation. He was detained for refusing to wear a face mask and for disturbing the peace.


Inhabitants of the Forjadores neighborhood called the emergency number 911 to report the presence of a person in a visible state of drunkenness, not complying with sanitary measures and disturbing the public order.

Upon arriving at the scene, the police officers tried to calm the man, who identified himself by the name of Edwin, and invited him to put on a mask. The young man verbally attacked the uniformed men, for which they proceeded to arrest him and refer him to the qualifying judge, who ordered that he be detained for 36 hours.

The young man was required to pay to a fine, because although he was not wearing a mask, it was determined that he had alcohol poisoning.

Source: 24 Horas

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