Man rescued in mountains after trying to WALK from France to Spain to buy cheaper cigarettes
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Man rescued in mountains after trying to WALK from France to Spain to buy cheaper cigarettes

A FRENCH man was rescued from the Pyrenees Mountains after he attempted to walk to Spain in search of cheap cigarettes.

It appears some are taking lockdown easier than others...

The craving-riddled gentleman first apparently tried to drive over the border, but was stopped by a police checkpoint on Saturday.

He then tried to make the journey on foot, which required the small matter of trekking across one of Europe's biggest mountain ranges.

It's understood that the man became lost and fell into a stream, leaving him no choice but to call for help.

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Local authorities sent a helicopter to fetch him, and when they found him he was apparently "shivering and exhausted".

And as if that wasn't embarrassing enough, he was subsequently fined €135 for breaking social distancing laws and movement restrictions.

What a numpty!

I'm sure we've all been desperate for a cigarette, chocolate bar or a glass of wine we can't have at some point during lockdown, but I think crossing a mountain range for one is where I'd draw the line, wouldn't you?