Beneath coronavirus lockdown guidelines, South Africa has a nightly curfew from 9pm to 5am.
However based on reviews, a dad rushed out to purchase system at 1am as a result of his two-day-old child was struggling to breastfeed.
The daddy, who has not been named, went to a pharmacy at a hospital on Friday to purchase the milk.
He was stopped by police about 550 yards from dwelling and arrested for breaking the curfew guidelines.
Officers would not let him ship the system earlier than taking him to jail, Fox 5 reviews.
The infant’s mum needed to take her new child out in the course of the evening to gather it.
Later that day the dad was launched and is due again in court docket subsequent week, it’s reported.
An investigation into the incident has begun.
The incident was reported on native Fb group Involved Residents South Africa.
A submit says: “A mom along with her sick new child child was pressured to stroll alone at evening by Wierdabrug SAPS members, to fetch milk and automobile keys from her husband who was arrested for breaking the curfew.Child le Roux was born on 6 January 2021.
“Mom and child was launched from hospital on 7 January 2021. Because of problems in feeding child, her dad needed to rush to UNITAS hospital to purchase milk. On his method again, roughly 450 meters from his home he was arrested by Wierdabrug SAPS.
“Regardless of having the ability to produce the slip and the milk, he was detained.”