Trust thy neighbour? It depends who you ask.(AAP: David Crosling)ShareFacebookTwitterArticle share optionsShare this onFacebookTwitterLinkedInSend this byEmailMessengerCopy linkWhatsAppPrint contentPrint with images and other mediaPrint text onlyPrintCancelUnder what circumstances, and with how much evidence, should you report someone for possibly breaking coronavirus restrictions?That debate has been raging in a Facebook community group for the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond, and reached its peak this week when a restaurant owner posted a photo of an order for nine pizzas."Somebody is having a party I assume. Definitely a shame. Put yourself in my shoes, what would you do?" Salvatore Micali asked.The responses reveal a community split between wanting to trust each other and seeing COVID enemies in their midst as the number of cases rises. Salvatore Micali says he wanted to do the right thing for his community.(Supplied: Salvatore Micali)A suburb of sleuthsThis wasn't Richmond's first foray into amateur investigation under lockdown 2.0.It began last weekend, after Victorian authorities changed their messaging on masks and urged people to wear them if they couldn't social distance.Coronavirus latest: Follow all the latest information in our COVID-19 updates story.A grainy photo of people in a park was posted to the community group by an onlooker who lashed them for not wearing masks.There was swift, and mostly universal, condemnation among the community members. Not of the people in the park, but of the photographer.Masks weren't mandatory, they said. You were only being told to wear them in confined areas. And please don't take unsolicited photos of your neighbours.To wear a mask or not to wear a mask?There has been a major shift in health policy in Victoria and across Australia.Fast forward a few days and things went up a notch, this time on another Richmond Facebook page.A local was going for a walk when they spotted what looked like a personal trainer working with four people.Victoria's restrictions stipulate an instructor can only train two people at a time.Again, the encounter made its way to Richmond's social media community for a ruling."I've been keeping up with the [coronavirus] numbers ... on your page and all the discussions," the person wrote."I emailed the Richmond police station, just to let them know, and they are going to add the area to their rounds."If you want to, I'm keen to call out any moron who is acting in a way that prevents us from going about our normal activities and potentially whose actions jeopardise our health." There are strict rules around outside exercise. Is everyone following them?(AAP: Daniel Pockett)The page administrator also weighed in:"Being a 'dibber-dobber' used to be frowned on, but given our future lies in the hands of people who can't and won't ... do the right thing for the greater good, we're all for it."This time, the accused shot back.The personal trainer said he was finishing a session with two people as his next clients arrived. They weren't training together, he said, and the witness had simply walked by at the time of interchange."Would be a little weird if we saw you filming us," he added.A suburb divided over pizzaWhich brings us to the pizza order a few nights ago.Salvatore felt genuinely conflicted when it came in. The number of cases continues to rise, and with it so do anxieties.(ABC News: Ben Knight)At first, he assumed it was for a family. But it was nearing 8pm and that felt too late for the normal household order, he told the ABC.Plus, the person on the phone sounded young. Maybe a teenager, or in their 20s."What am I going to do?" he said."Am I going to just do the pizzas and give it to the people as I usually do, and just mind my own business?"Or play the role as part of the Richmond community, and try to investigate, see what's going on, call the authorities?"The post attracted hundreds of comments as the community went into investigative mode, suggesting motives.Could it be a work order? Someone planning on eating leftovers? Maybe they're buying for their neighbours too? Had he checked the delivery address?Many were critical, or openly mocking, of Salvatore."I would mind my own business and not make assumptions," one person wrote."Be grateful for the business and don't just assume," added another.Still, others backed his concerns."Report it, people are dying," one said."Maybe send the [police] to drop off the order? We're all in this together," said another.Salvatore declined to say what he ended up doing, except to add: "I played my role for the Richmond community."He later posted to the group that "a gathering attempt was stopped".When should you call the police?For the most part, Victorians have abided by the restrictions in the new round of lockdowns due to last until mid August.But there are have been notable breaches, highlighted at the daily press conferences by Premier Daniel Andrews and police chiefs. Andrews has made a point of calling out those not following the rules.(AAP: James Ross)You might have heard about the mates who were busted out-and-about playing Pokemon Go, or the person caught hiding in a cupboard. You almost certainly heard about the birthday party, where 16 people were caught after paramedics spotted two people at KFC in Dandenong ordering food for 20 people at 1:30am.These stories infuriate people who know the key to beating the virus is a shared commitment to the sacrifice of lockdown.But the message that seeps through is that some people can't be trusted.Coronavirus questions answeredBreaking down the latest news and research to understand how the world is living through an epidemic, this is the ABC's Coronacast podcast.Read moreAs a result, Victorians are being urged to report alleged breaches.The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) says anyone who suspects a flout should contact the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 and select option 4, which will take them to the police assistance line.That line has received more than 90,000 calls since it was set up, according to Victoria Police. In the first week of the new lockdown it was averaging more than 1,000 calls a day.In turn, police have done more than 114,000 spot checks since March, including roadside stops. Police are taking any possible breaches very seriously.(AAP: Daniel Pockett)In many respects, it's no different to reporting any other alleged crime you might witness.That's part of the social contract we have for being a good citizen, and we embrace it for far less serious breaches.Victorians can even sign up to be a "registered litter reporter", for example, as part of a program specifically created to let people report someone dropping rubbish from a vehicle.What feels different here is that in the face of such an insidious threat, and with anecdotal reinforcement from authorities that some people are doing the wrong thing, some feel spurred,
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