The man named as Olivier by Le Parisien, was out and about in his Porsche on Thursday night. A young man in France has had his Porsche Carrera S blown up after he parked it illegally and Paris police found his efforts so suspicious that they brought in the bomb squad.
Perhaps unable to find a car park; or perhaps not caring to try, Olivier left his €150,000 vehicle in a taxi stand before hitting the nightclubs.
When the morning came around, he reportedly did not drive home but took a cab instead – leaving his Porsche in the taxi rank with the hazard lights flashing.
The sight attracted the attention of the police, who are on high alert in the capital due to the heightened terrorist threat.
Officers called in the bomb squad, who decided they had sufficient reason to explode the front bonnet of the car at around midday on Friday.
The motorist arrived at the scene soon after and was told to take his car home, with no mention of whether the damage to his car would be covered.
“I shouldn’t have parked it there,” Olivier admitted to Le Parisien newspaper but added that he felt he had been wronged by the police.
“They contacted the leasing agency, then called me, and I explained the situation. I said sorry and said I would head there immediately. But obviously, they didn’t take this into account because the bonnet was already exploded by the time I arrived.“
It is reported that Olivier is seeking legal action.