Cops break up picnic for violating social distancing rule

Daily Post Staff Writer

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputies handed out nearly 300 parking tickets and 19 formal warnings to people who were not following the stay-at-home order.

In the Woodside area over the weekend, deputies had to break up dozens of people who were having a picnic near Alice’s Restaurant at Highways 84 and 35.

The group arrived after a motorcycle ride through Woodside and unincorporated San Mateo County, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Lt. Stephanie Josephson.

Deputies handed out five tickets to people in Woodside who were either grouping together or were using trails that had been closed.

In San Carlos, two people were ticketed over the weekend for the same reason.

The coastside is where the most tickets and verbal warnings occurred, according to Josephson. In all, 299 parking tickets were issued over the weekend. Despite streets and Highway 1 having many “No Parking” signs, people still parked in order to go to the beach, according to Josephson.

Deputies handed out 12 tickets to people over the weekend along the coastside.
Most of the out of area visitors were from San Francisco, however, officers encountered a traveler from New Jersey, and multiple people from the San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys.


  1. Unfair taxation without representation I’m going to say that only a repressive government would take advantage of its citizens to make money this country is now a dictatorship illegal amendments have been made to our constitution that have given dictatorial power to the president trumps word is law now and it should not be so I’m not against the shelter at home policy but issuing $1,000 tickets to the people is just wrong

  2. Are you kidding me. Someone from the East Coast traveled all the way to the West Coast and YOU are not afraid of him contacting C-V 19 along the way and infecting any ONE along the way,extending our Shelter In Place for at least ANOTHER 2 WEEKS. People are not using any smarts at all. RAISE THE FINE, obviously people could care less about a $1,000 fine. Can’t pay anything, start cleaning up our highways, ALONE…..FOR TWO WEEKS, PLUS 1 DAY. NADA TIME OFF FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR.
    If after backtracking his route, and ANYONE has passed due to his blatant disregard to life, charge him with MURDER. Stupid! STUPUD!

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