Man under quarantine for measles hides from deputies to go to gym, court documents say

Man under quarantine for measles hides from deputies to go to gym, court documents say

A Brookfield man is facing charges on suspicion of leaving his house while he was on quarantine for measles, according to CBS affiliate WDJT.

Waukesha officials said Jeffrey Murawski was infected with measles and put people at risk so he was ordered to be in quarantine last spring. Murawski told deputies he was going crazy staying at home, so he went to a Gold’s Gym in Waukesha.

Murawski and his wife, Christine Bennett, who drove him, are both charged with misdemeanors, according to court documents.

Officers said Murawski hid in Bennett’s car to get past the deputies stationed outside the couple’s home, according to court documents. The deputies were enforcing the Waukesha County Health Office’s quarantine order.

An off-duty deputy recognized Murawski walking on the street, then getting into Bennett’s car, according to the criminal complaint. When they were pulled over, Murawski admitted to going to the gym. He said he only stayed a few minutes because he felt so guilty about it.

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