A high profile anti-vaxxer has filmed her tense encounter with police at her home after she and her footy star husband were issued with public infringement notices for attending an anti-lockdown protest.
Former NRL star Frank Winterstein and his wife Taylor were among the 3,500 protesters in Sydney’s CBD on Saturday at the illegal rally and documented their attendance on social media.
NSW Police have vowed to track down every attendee at the protest and have already identified more than 200, including the Wintersteins.
The couple received a visit from two plain-clothed detectives at their home in Sydney’s south-west the following day, which was filmed by the anti-vaxxer WAG.
‘Can I get some evidence you’re actually police officers and why you’re trespassing on my private property?’ Ms Winterstein demands as she begins filming the officers.
The two police officers copped a grilling from Taylor Winterstein when they visited her home on Sunday to issue public infringement notices to her and her husband Frank
‘We’re not trespassing,’ one says as he shows his badge.
‘Yes you are,’ Ms Winterstein argues back.
Her father is heard trying to intervene.
‘Dad, Dad, Dad, just hang on for a second,’ Ms Winterstein tells him before turning her attention to the second detective.
‘We need to see actual evidence, not a badge, that you are a detective. Can I please actually have a look?’, she asks.
The officer informs her their encounter is being filmed.
Ms Winterstein replied: ‘Yeah and I’ve got this on camera too.’
She continues to argue with the officers, accusing them of trespassing on her property.
NRL star Frank Winterstein and his wife Taylor were among the thousands of protesters who took to the streets of Sydney on Saturday (pictured) to rally against the city’s lockdown
The officers eventually oblige with her request to get off the property with a final parting message.
‘We’ll put the infringement notice in the post,’ one says as her father opens the front gates for them.
‘Yes, that’s fine, send it in the mail, thank you,’ Ms Winterstein replies.
She continues filming for another minute until the officers drive away.
‘I just want to make sure that they’re leaving,’ she said.
The footage was uploaded and shared with almost 72,000 Instagram followers a short time later, as she took a swipe at anyone who dared to dob her into police for attending the protest.
The footage has since been viewed more than 25,600 times.
The officers (pictured) eventually leave, telling Ms Winterstein their public infringement notices will be in the mail
‘Police came to my house and I sent them away,’ Ms Winterstein captioned the footage.
‘Breathe. Hold your position. Be respectful. Know your rights. You do not have to be scared.
‘And for all those keyboard warriors tagging NSW police and reporting me to Crime Stoppers, good luck with that.’
NSW Police have since confirmed that Ms Winterstein, 32, and her 34-year-old husband were issued $1,000 public infringement notices ‘for breaching public health orders after they left home without a reasonable excuse and attended the Sydney CBD protest’.
A day earlier, the couple documented their attendance at the illegal protest, posting videos and selfies of themselves among the thousands of attendees.
‘Be prepared for all scenarios including arrests and fines,’ Ms Winterstein posted on social media while sharing footage of the rallies while not wearing a mask.
‘I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.
‘There is more of us than there is them, they cannot arrest us all.’
She also posted ‘tens of thousands’ at the protest maskless ‘are not the ones lining up to get tested or jabbed.’
Taylor Winterstein continued filming the police officers until they drove away (pictureed)
A former Samoan rugby international, Winterstein played 59 NRL games for Canterbury Bulldogs, Manly Sea Eagles and Penrith Panthers before his professional career ended in France and returned to Australia earlier this year.
His wife was an ambassador for the anti-vaccination film Vaxxed.
She also runs $220-a-head workshops on the dangers of vaccinations, and parent empowering seminars entitled Families for Freedom,
NSW Police set up Strike Force Seasoned to track down all attendees at the protest, which is now being feared by health officials to be a coronavirus super-spreader event.
Police have received more than 5,500 reports from members of the public as 22 strike force detectives continue to investigate Saturday’s protest.
Former NRL star Frank Winterstein and his wife Taylor (pictured) are well-known anti-vaxxers
Of the 63 people arrested at the protest, 35 were charged with various offences.
Twenty one men appeared in Parramatta Local Court on Sunday, where 15 were granted bail to appear at Downing Centre and Newtown Local Courts at a later date.
Among the men who face court was the man allegedly seen punching a police horse in the mouth in photos from the thick of the crowd that shocked Australia.
Kristian Pulkownik was arrested after a photo allegedly showed his fist making contact with the face of a police horse named Tobruk went viral overnight.
The 33-year-old was identified after police shared the picture online in an effort to track down the culprit.
Police stormed his Marlborough Street unit in Surry Hills about 11.20pm on Saturday after a public callout for information on his identity and whereabouts.
Pulkownik was taken to Kings Cross Police Station where he was charged with affray, animal cruelty, joining in an illegal assembly and not complying with a Covid-19 health directive.
He will spend at least a second night in jail after he appeared in Parramatta Local Court on Sunday where he did not apply for bail.
Kristian Pulkownik was arrested after a photo allegedly showing his fist making contact with the face of a police horse named Tobruk went viral overnight
Most other charges are for assaulting police, resisting arrest, and breaching public health orders by being there in the first place.
Investigators have since issued two more court attendance notice and public infringement notices to another 16 people on Sunday, including the Wintersteins.
Also charged on Sunday was Jon-Bernard Kairouz, 24, the TikTok comedian who developed a cult following for predicting NSW’s daily Covid count, after he was filmed addressing the large crowd of protesters on a megaphone.
The latest public infringement notices were issued after NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and police minister David Elliott urged residents to dob in those who posted footage of themselves at the protest.
NSW recorded 141 new cases of coronavirus and two deaths on Sunday, a day after a new record of 163 daily infections was set.
TikTok comedian Jon-Bernard Kairouz was spotted firing up the anti-lockdown protestors in Sydney’s CBD on Saturday
Ms Berejiklian said she was disgusted and heartbroken by those who had shown ‘utter contempt for their fellow citizens’.
‘We know that events like that can cause those super-spreading events,’ she said.
‘Please know that all of the sacrifices we’ve made over the last three or four weeks in particular have resulted in us being able to stabilise the growth in cases.
‘We don’t want a setback, and yesterday could have been a setback.’
Mr Elliott condemned the thousands of ‘very selfish boofheads’ who marched.
‘Yesterday, cannot happen again. We saw the figures, they are not going down at the rate we want to see them go. And they won’t go down if we see the activity we saw yesterday,’ he said.
‘You need to think again.’
There are concerns Saturday’s rallies may become a ‘super spreader’ event. Pictured: A graph showing case numbers in NSW
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KRISTIAN PULKOWNIK 33yo M
REMON KORKISE 36yo M
ROBERT TE BROWN 26yo M
ANTHONY NELSON PAZ 26yo M
NIKOLA DEDOVIC 20yo M
MICHAEL PAZ 28yo M
SIMON HATTAWAY 27yo M
SEAN RENFORD 44yo M
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MICHAEL MUSALLAM 31yo M
JOSHUA PEDEN 29yo M
STEPHEN JOHN BASTIAN 63yo M
JOSEPH MEKHAEL 37yo M
DAVID CHRISTOPHER WILSON 60yo M
DARIO MASLIC 18yo M
EVAN BRACK 33yo M
ARCHIE REES 26yo M
ALEXANDER JEROME CLARQUE 39yo M
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