A Perth tyre fitter who reportedly broke quarantine because he’d been in trouble with his girlfriend is now in even deeper trouble.
Upon returning from a trip to Sydney on July 31 Yusuf Karakaya was doing the mandatory two-week quarantine at The Mercure hotel.
Yet he reportedly fled his hotel room after he requested and was refused permission to quarantine at home in Langford, and managed to climb onto the hotel roof.
Police claim an accomplice then climbed down a ladder left in the alleyway.
The 31-year-old is alleged to have violated quarantine three more times.
It is alleged that each time he managed to leave The Mercure, despite the fact that the first ladder had been removed.
His supposed accomplice found another ladder and placed it in a similar spot.
Mr Karakaya was found at his girlfriend’s house in Medina after his final alleged escape on August 2-where police claim he was hiding in a cupboard.
Mr Karakaya told Perth Magistrates Court on Monday that it was the birthday of his wife, and that he should have been in trouble.
He is now quarantining in prison after the judge refused his bail appeal, saying that his acts were “selfish” and “dangerous.”
Mr Karakaya’s remaining there until he comes back to court later this month.