Bangor man arrested in Hawaii for violating state's 14-day quarantine order
A Bangor man was arrested in Hawaii last week for violating that state's 14-day quarantine order.
Authorities say the general manager of a hotel reported 38-year-old Sean Michael Simon after noticing he was leaving the hotel regularly.
Police say Simon told them he had gone to the beach and shops multiple times each day before he was arrested nine days after his arrival.
Our sister station in Hawaii tells us police there make regular arrests for quarantine violations.
Simon spent the weekend in jail before being sent back to Maine.
The plane ticket was paid for by the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii.
Statement from the Hawaii AG's Office: "Department of the Attorney General:
"Quarantine Violator Jailed in Honolulu
Last Friday, the general manager of a Waikīkī area hotel reported a guest violating the mandatory 14-day traveler quarantine. Special Agents from the AG's Investigations Division subsequently arrested 38-year-old Sean Michael Simon of Bangor, Maine. They report he arrived in Hawai'i on June 10 and hotel video footage captured him leaving the hotel on two separate days. He admitted going to the beach and to shops multiple times, every day. His bail was set at $2,000 and he spent the weekend in jail before his arraignment this morning. Simon pleaded out and was immediately taken to the airport with a one-way ticket back to Maine, paid for by the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawai'i."