On Thursday, a honeymooning California couple was arrested in Hawaii for allegedly disobeying state guidelines related to the coronavirus pandemic.
KHON reported Borice Leouskiy, 20, and Yuliia Andreichenko, 26, checked into a Waikiki-area hotel Wednesday night. The couple reportedly scoffed as a front desk manager explained the state’s self-quarantine order, claiming it contradicted what airport screeners told them.
Leouskiy and Andreichenko allegedly also told the hotel manager that they were going to visit friends and go to parks and beaches. Hours after checking in, the couple returned to the hotel with a pizza and told the manager that they were allowed to buy food. They also refused to sign a mandatory quarantine acknowledgment, according to KHON.
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On Thursday morning, the hotel manager reportedly learned thatLeouskiy and Andreichenko had left their room. Staff reportedly informed the newlyweds that they were once again in violation — but the couple insisted that their behavior was appropriate.
Attorney General Special Investigators were ultimately alerted to the couple, resulting in their arrest on charges of unsworn falsification to authority and violation of the 14-day quarantine.
“It is important that everyone flying into Hawai’i at this time, abide by our mandatory rules,” Attorney General Clare Connors told KHON in a statement. “Law enforcement, in partnership with other state and county agencies and the travel industry, are continuing to monitor compliance with the mandatory self-quarantine rule.”
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[Featured image: Yuliia Andreichenko/Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center]