Near Nice.  They place trash cans on the road to attack motorists

Near Nice. They place trash cans on the road to attack motorists

Three men were referred to the public prosecutor’s office in Grasse for attempting to stone vehicles or set fire to garbage cans. (© Illustrations /CBL / News Nice)

It was the police who, on October 20, 2022, noticed the bins placed in the middle of a busy road, in Grasse (Alpes-Maritimes). To bypass the containers, motorists are forced to stop in an area where visibility is poor and where there is a high risk of an accident.


Nearby, the police discover a gloved person with a face hidden by a damper and the head covered by a hood. The man is detained by the police, who find a stone in one of his pockets. He is suspected of wanting to throw stones at motorists.

Two accomplices flee

Two more accomplices dressed the same, are also identified and subsequently summoned by the police. They managed to escape. One of the two persons was then questioned at large.

Three men denied any intention stone vehicles stuck in lanes or set fire to garbage containers.

Placement in police custody

They were placed in a police cell for “participation in a group formed for the purpose of preparing violence against persons or destruction or damage to property”. he referred to the public prosecutor’s office in Grassethis Monday, October 24, 2022, before the Deputy Public Prosecutor.

The Central Directorate of Public Security, City Security and the Property Crime Unit were entrusted with the investigation.

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