Peter Levine is a New York father who takes his and his family’s health seriously amid the coronavirus pandemic, as a matter of fact, he is so serious on the issue that he is willing to lock his own son out of the house.
Levine recently did an interview where he explained how he warned his 21-year-old son, Matt Levine, not to take part in the spring break festivities as the coronavirus raged on in the US and the rest of the planet.
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According to the man who is from Nanuet, New York, about two weeks ago, Matt announced that he, along with his college buddies, decided to fly to South Padre Island, Texas.
Matt, who attends Springfield College in Massachusetts, was told by his father not to travel and not to take part in any gatherings because of the dangers caused by the coronavirus.
The young man decided to go against his father’s wishes, and along with his pals went to the Lone Star State. Peter revealed that he spoke to his son daily and was unhappy with what he was seeing.
He explained: “I spoke with him every day and told him that maybe they should come home. I was aggravated. The news here was getting worse and worse. Matt sent me pictures of him and his friends congregating outdoors and listening to live music. It’s the scene you would not want to be in.”
A fed-up Peter eventually told Matt and his buddies that they were not allowed to vacation at the family home at the end of the trip, because his grandparents are living there, and he did not want to put their health at risk.
“His grandparents live here, and there is no need to expose them to god knows what he had been exposed to!” Peter explained.
Matt, who was also interviewed, said that four days into spring break, he concluded that the trip was a bad idea due to the many restrictions put in place and added: “We were only allowed to go to the beach in small groups and couldn’t have speakers; by then, there was basically no one on the island. The police seemed like they were trying to ruin our good time.”
Last weekend, Matt and his pals struggled but eventually made it to New York, where a nasty surprise greeted them. Peter told his son there was no way he would pick them up, so the young men opted for a car service.
Things went from bad to worse for Matt. Peter refused to let him and his pals in the home.
The dad shared: “I had filled the trunk of Matt’s car with groceries and left him an envelope containing $300 in cash. All the guys’ keys were on the front seat. They got out of the car [from the airport] near our driveway, and I said, ‘Stay right there! Do not go any further!’ The guys were tired, and they had a two-and-a-half-hour drive ahead of them. I love my son, but they were not sleeping here. I said, ‘If any of you have to pee, we have some bushes.’ Two of them took me up on it.”
Matt receives some more bad news from his father — in June, he is not welcomed back home. The dad said: “Their lease ends in June, and none of the parents want them home. It’s too risky.”