Tourists face jail time for stealing sand from Sardinia, Italy

French couple faces prison time for taking 90 pounds of sand from Sardinia

Aug 20, 2019 by World - CBSNews.com

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  • Updated on: August 20, 2019 / 4:39 PM / CBS News A French couple is facing years of jail time after stealing almost 90 pounds of sand from Sardinia, the Italian island known for its picturesque beaches.
  • The alleged thieves told police they were taking the sand home because they wanted to keep it as a "souvenir," Italian media reported Monday.
  • According to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, two French citizens poured white sand into 14 plastic bottles from Chia, a beach in southern Sardinia, and put them in the trunk of their SUV.
  • Christopher Brito Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for CBS News, focusing on sports and stories that involve issues of race and culture.

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