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Couple charged with stealing 90 lbs of beach sand

  • What are ya in for? Auto theft? Burglary?? Stealing 90 pounds of sand???
  • This ain’t no sand castle. A French couple is facing a real life dungeon for stealing nearly 90 pounds of sand from the Italian island of Sardinia.
  • Known for its picturesque beaches, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reports the couple allegedly wanted a souvenir. They face up to six years in jail if convicted of the theft.
  • Sand theft from the island has become a concern. A law passed in 2017 makes sand, pebble, and shell trading illegal.
  • Are destination areas near you being eroded or trashed by people? Should the couple be tossed in the clink?
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