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Every state has different rules and ways on how they want to protect their residents from COVID-19.
The law is pretty clear: anyone arriving in Hawaii from outside the state must go into quarantine for two weeks.
So when Tarique Peters posted photos from the beach just hours after stepping off his flight from New York, authorities acted swiftly.
Those who saw his snaps turned in the 23-year-old, and cops arrested him after confirming with hotel staff that Peters had been out and about in O'ahu,even taking public transportation.
Peters was booked Friday and his bail has been set at $4,000. He could be looking at a $5,000 fine and/or a year imprisonment, notes a self-isolation agreement signed by those coming to Hawaii during this pandemic.
The worst part? His mom isn't looking to save him from the mess he got himself into.
“He had no business going there,” an irritated Marcia Peters said of her son. “The rules are all over. I told him not to travel. I told him not to go. I told him to cancel all his vacation (plans) because he knows what’s going on in America and all over.”
Since Peters posted the photo he's been receiving hate online and his family has been getting death threats as well. His mother wishes he just listened to her because now he has a hefty bill to pay.
“Where am I going to get $4,000 from? I don’t know that he has $4,000. He ain’t rich like that. We gonna have to work something out,” she said.
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