A senior policeman has sparked outrage after an irate customer filmed him buying bread without a face mask in locked-down Brisbane.
The officer bought a packet of crumpets at Mango Hill Bakery, in the Morton Bay Region of the city's north, about 11am on Wednesday - the day after face coverings were made mandatory in southeast Queensland.
Footage showed the bare-faced cop paying for his food while an angry customer berated him for not following the rules he was supposed to be enforcing.
Failing to comply with the public health order carries a fine of $200, but the officer did not seem concerned as mask-wearing bakery staffers watched in shock.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Pictured: A police officer at Mango Hill Bakery who was filmed by a customer for not wearing a mask
'Queensland Police at its finest – no mask. Everybody else has a mask,' the man said from behind the camera.
The policeman put his head down and went to leave the store, before he stopped closely in front of the patron and said: 'Can I talk?'
Frustrated, the man refused to let the senior sergeant reply and asked him to stand '1.5m away, pal' - in accordance with social distancing protocols.
The officer nodded and headed back to his police car, as the customer called after him: 'Come on mate, follow the instructions we've all been given.'
'If I didn't have a mask you'd say something to me, wouldn't you? You would, pal.'
Female bakery staff members, who were wearing face masks, watched the scene unfold in shock (pictured)
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Staff at Mango Hill Bakery (pictured) confirmed the incident to Daily Mail Australia, but did not comment
Queensland Police confirmed the situation in a statement to Daily Mail Australia.
'A senior sergeant failed to wear a mask inside a local bakery in Mango Hill yesterday at 11am,' it said.
'After the officer was confronted by a member of the public, the officer immediately returned to his vehicle to