Couple Faces Six Years For Stealing Sand From Beach

August 21, 2019

A French couple finds themselves facing years of jail time after stealing almost 90 pounds of sand from Sardinia, the Italian island known for its beautiful beaches. These heinous thieves told police they were taking the sand home because they wanted to keep it as a "souvenir." What the couple didn't know is that stealing sand is a big no-no on the island because authorities say tourists bottle up the sand and auction it off online. Locals are worried about weather-related erosion of the beaches and theft by tourists and are willing to lock people up who steal their sand. The unsuspecting couple was charged with theft under aggravated circumstance for having stolen from a public beach. They face between one and six years of jail time.

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