Seven cars belonging to as many AC Milan players were damaged in the night between Wednesday and Thursday 8 February. A 33-year-old was arrested for this, but his two accomplices managed to escape.
The AC Milan women's team in the match against Juventus (photo from LaPresse)
A 33-year-old was arrested on the night between Wednesday and Thursday 8 February in via Luigi Mengoni, in the western outskirts of Milan, accused of aggravated damage and resisting a public official . The man, together with two accomplices who managed to escape, damaged 11 cars parked in a condominium car park on the outskirts of Cesano Boscone. Seven of these are owned by as many AC Milan players , but it seems that this is just a coincidence.
The 11 cars damaged in via Luigi Mengoni
The carabinieri intervened last night in via Luigi Mengoni, shortly after the Bisceglie stop of the red line of the Milan metro. Near a condominium car park the police found a 33-year-old in an impaired state. Before being blocked, he allegedly headbutted a metal fence several times and also tried to resist the men in uniform.
According to what was reconstructed by the police, he together with two other people had just seriously damaged 11 parked cars. Of these, seven are owned by AC Milan women's players who live in the area.
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The 33-year-old was transported to hospital for checks
The man, who later turned out to be a 33-year-old Moroccan national who is irregular in Italian territory and has multiple criminal convictions, was arrested for aggravated damage and resisting a public official while the alleged accomplices managed to escape .
Once blocked, the 33-year-old was transported to the barracks where, however, he continued to rage. In the end, the military decided to call 118 and have him taken to the Fatebenefratelli hospital for some tests.
The reason for the damage to the cars is still being investigated . It is likely, however, that the fact that most of the cars involved are owned by female footballers is just a coincidence and not a targeted attack.