Queensland’s top cop has slammed Lyle Shelton for wasting police resources after the Christian lobbyist took to social media to brag about allegedly pulling off a “sneaky run” into Queensland.
The anti-same sex marriage campaigner tweeted four pictures of himself at a Queensland beach on Sunday, writing “Sneaky run across the border and back. Avoided the CCP virus police.”
Mr Shelton went on to write a follow up post, writing he had been happy to speak to officers to explain his run along the coast “from Coolangatta to the Tweed and back”.
“There were no checkpoints for joggers, walkers or lizards,” he wrote.
“I have not visited a hotspot. There is a valid debate re borders but I respect the role of our police.”
The former managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby spearheaded the “No” campaign ahead of the marriage equality referendum, and most recently has worked for Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson.
Lyle Shelton was one of the leaders of the “No” campaign during the Australian Marriage Equality Referndum. Picture Glenn HampsonSource:News Corp Australia
Under current Queensland Health guidelines, anyone entering the Sunshine State from NSW must complete a border declaration pass to prove they have not been in Greater Sydney in the past 14 days.
Since Queensland closed its borders to the COVID-19 hotspot on December 21, a number of infringement notices have been handed out, including to five Sydney residents who allegedly lied their way into the state.
They were discovered in a Gold Coast holiday unit and marched to mandatory hotel quarantine.
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