A woman 38-weeks pregnant has captured the moment Victorian Police officers told her she was not permitted to rest on a park bench during her designated 1 hour period of exercise.
The video, which is currently circulating on social media, starts just after two officers approached the heavily pregnant woman and told her that catching her breath on a park bench was not permitted.
“I just want to make sure I understand the rules,” the woman says as she starts filming. “You’re allowed to be in a park, but you can’t sit in a park at all?”
“You can only be out of your house for one of four reasons,” the officer responded. “One of those would be exercise. Sitting in a park is not one of the four reasons.”
The woman replied, “So, I’m pregnant and obviously my exercise is limited because I have to walk I’m now puffed out because I’m 38 weeks pregnant. So, even I can’t sit in a park, is that right?”
“You can only be out for one of the four reasons,” the officer stated.
The woman asked again, “Just confirm that, yes or no. I can’t sit in a park – as a pregnant woman I can’t sit in a park?”
“You can only be out for one of the four reasons,” the officer reiterated.
The woman then asked the officer to give her a yes or no answer on camera. The officer, however, most likely realising the absurdity of the situation wished the woman a good day and walked away.
We all ready knew it but now it’s confirmed. Victoria Police have lost all commonsense. Apparently 38 week pregnant women can’t stop for a breather on a park bench. pic.twitter.com/6RGI9GhN8f— Damo Pelham🦈 (@DamoPelham) September 10, 2020
Earlier this week five Victorian Police officers were filmed surrounding two elderly women sitting on a park bench in Melbourne and threatening them with arrest unless they hand over their identification.
The video, which was captured on Saturday, also shows one officer sneak up behind the women before snatching her mobile phone from her hand after she started filming the confrontation.