On Sunday, police arrested two men attempting to drive into Auckland, New Zealand which is on extreme lockdown due to COVID-19—everything is closed and people must stay home except for essential movement. Apparently these fellows felt that a KFC run is essential travel as their trunk was loaded with several buckets of chicken, a ton of coleslaw, french fries, and other items. According to police, they were also carrying more than NZ$100,000 (US$70,000) in cash—the change from their order, I'd guess—and "empty ounce bags" which I can only assume were to be used to portion out the drumsticks to their friends back home.
Police were patrolling back roads near the outskirts of Auckland when they noticed a suspicious looking vehicle, a New Zealand Police spokesperson said in a statement Monday .Upon seeing the officers, the vehicle did a U-turn and sped off before eventually pulling over, the statement said[…]
The two men, ages 23 and 30, were traveling to Auckland from Hamilton, about 75 miles south of the city, police said.
The pair will appear in court for charges of breaching New Zealand's Health Order, police said, adding "further charges are likely."