Vendée: searches a colleague in the trunk of a car for a stolen laptop

Vendée: searches a colleague in the trunk of a car for a stolen laptop

In this kidnapping case, the accused appeared free, along with his lawyer. Model picture. ©

While at the helm of the criminal court of La Roche-sur-Yon, this Monday, September 19, 2022, it is still the same defendant, Benoît *, 22, who has just been sentenced for insulting three volunteer firefighters.

The Vendéen, who lives with his mother and makes temporary jobshe had to explain himself about the second, worse case, since he was being sued “Armed violence”, “Forcible imprisonment”, “Repeat driving without a license” and “Refusal to surrender to judicial authority” the code of his phone to examine its contents.

What exactly happened March 30, 2022 in Montaigu, in the parking lot in front of Leonardo da Vinci’s gymnasium? The president of the court tried to follow up long minutes of this aggressionquestion by question, in front of the defendant who does not appear much and sometimes in reduction.

“I wanted to return my stolen laptop”

That evening, Benoît* borrows a car from an acquaintance and parks it in the parking lot of a gym where he knows that a certain Teddy* will be coming from his sports session.

We met in futsal, but we were never friends.


The two young people know each other and do not like each other more than that. But that evening, Benoît wants to recover his stolen phone and suspects Teddy, who going to pass the soap through it.


Instead, the court is known Stolen “kilos of cannabis”but like Benedict he refused to give his mobile phone numberinvestigators were unable to isolate the subject of the dispute by mistake.

On the stand, Benoît maintains that he suspected Teddy of being with him stole his phone.

Video: currently on Actu

So he receives him at the end of the local soccer training, he begs him to get into his car.

Tempers flare, shots are fired. “He hit me, so I took a gun (editor’s note: shotgun) and hit him in turn with the butt,” confirms Benoît at the wheel.

The victim will justify two days of temporary suspensionsuffering from a bow wound.

Forced into the trunk

Things get worse when motorcyclist arriving at the scene. Benoît and his friend, a cyclist – whose identity the accused never revealed – continue to attack Teddy. They force him to climb into the trunk of the car. It is from the cockpit the victim sends a text message to his girlfriendwhich warns the boy’s parents.

The arrival of the victim’s father on the scene will allow the release of Teddy, after 10 minutes held tightly in the trunk of the car.

“I just wanted to scare him,” says the defendant, unable to clearly answer the court’s questions about what would have happened if no one came to get Teddy.

I didn’t think about it, sorry. I didn’t know what I was doing at the time.

The defendant at the bar of the court

“Single Sided Nickel Plated Feet”

of a boy rides a motorcycle during this search, which makes his lawyer say that his client shows a famous amateurism and “one side of the Nickel-plated legs”.

What to deny “anchoring in the course of crime” or hard rebellion. Master Guillaume Bouchewho helps him, he pleads with them to justify violence among some young people and asked the court to “read from a distance about the truth of this file”.

One year of electronic bracelet

The prosecutor is asking for an eight-month prison sentence and the cancellation of part of the two-month sentence from the previous sentence.

The defendant, who already sums up six felony convictionshe gets a a year in prisona sentence that he will carry out under electronic surveillance, provided by a bracelet.

Stamps are taken.

Benoît will also have to compensate the victim of 300 € in compensation for moral damage and €210 for material damage.

* First name has been changed

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