Police investigate alleged border breach after online boasts
Police are investigating former managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby group Lyle Shelton after he took to social media to brag about a "sneaky run" across the Queensland and NSW border, taking a dig at police in the process.
People on Twitter hit back at the tweet, with Queensland Police also responding to the image, saying: "We are aware of this tweet and making further enquiries."
Sneaky run across the border and back. Avoided the CCP virus 🦠 police. pic.twitter.com/rWdOd1SUfj— Lyle Shelton (@LyleShelton) January 2, 2021
The failed Queensland senate candidate for the Australian Conservatives tweeted on Saturday, saying: "Sneaky run across the border and back. Avoided the CCP virus (sic) police."
He also posted four photos of his trip around the border, one a selfie looking at point danger from the south.
Under the current Queensland Health guidelines, if you visit NSW you must obtain a border pass to get back into the state.
It comes after five people from Sydney were fined more than $20,000 after returning across the border last week without a pass.
They were marched out of their holiday unit on the Gold Coast and placed into hotel quarantine.
Originally published as Police investigate alleged border breach after online boasts