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Viral Video: Spanish man leaves home dressed as a dinosaur amid coronavirus lockdown

Murica cops while patrolling the streets in southeastern Spain came across a man trying to breach the lockdown dressed in a dinosaur costume.

The bizarre video shared by Murica Police shows a man dressed in an orange tyrannosaurus rex costume waddling away to throw his trash in a dustbin on the street amid the coronavirus lockdown. The man was given a telling off by the police, who later shared the video on social media to urge citizens to stay at home.

“During state of alarm, walking of pets is allowed if accompanied by one person – always short walks so they can relieve themselves. Having a Tyrannosaurus rex is not covered. #stayathome,” Murcia Police wrote while sharing the video.

“This only happens in Spain!” wrote one person, responding to the video. “When your home town, city, country is in lockdown, it applies even to Tyrannosaurus rex,” said another, while plenty more praised Murcia Police’s choice of music – the theme tune to Jurassic Park.

One Twitter user even shared another video of the dinosaur.

Spain is the fourth worst-hit country in the world after China, Italy and Iran, with numbers rising rapidly despite an unprecedented national lockdown, with the government ordering its 46 million population to stay home.