Couple Is Facing Jail Time for Taking Home Sand from Their Beach Vacation

Before you grab a souvenir from the beach during your next vacation, you better make sure you aren't breaking any local laws! Just ask this French couple who were vacationing one minute, and facing jail time the next!

The couple was stopped by police as they were about to board a ferry home to France after enjoying a vacation on the beaches of Italy. In the trunk of their car were 14 bottles of white sand from a beach in southern Sardinia, approximately 90 pounds' worth, the BBC reported. The man and woman said they took the pristine sand as a souvenir and did not know it was illegal to remove sand or shells from the famed Italian island.

 

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