Failing to wear a mask sees a Polish murderer caught after 20 years on the run

A gentleman in Poland evaded the authorities for 20 years, but failing to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of a global pandemic did him in.

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Police in Poland have arrested a convicted murderer who had been on the run for 20 years because he was not wearing a face mask.

Warsaw police said they had detained the 45-year-old fugitive at a shop northeast of the capital.

"The man was stopped by police in the Bielany district because he did not have a mask," sub-inspector Elwira Kozlowska told AFP on Tuesday.

The man has now been transported to a prison where he is due to serve a 25-year sentence for murder. No further details were provided.