Couple Faces Six Years in Jail for Stealing Sand From Sardinia
Everyone wants a unique souvenir from their vacation, but trip tokens can land travelers into serious trouble if they are not carefully chosen. Taking sand or shells from beaches, for example, is a big no-no, especially on the Italian island of Sardinia.
One French couple probably (definitely) took it too far when they packed 90 pounds of sand from Chia Beach in Sardinia into 14 plastic bottles, claiming they wanted it as a souvenir. They were caught as they were about to board a ferry to Toulon, France. Now, they face up to six years in jail.