Be careful where you park in Paris, or you’ll find that the dreaded “boot” is the merciful option. A Parisian man, identified solely as Olivier, street parked his Porsche before heading to the night clubs. After a long night of partying The Local indicates that he took a cab home, only to be contacted by the French authorities later in the morning. The French police found his illegal parking so suspicious that the bomb squad was brought in, and they deemed blowing the bonnet off the car a necessary measure to defuse any potential bomb threat.
Paris : il gare sa Porsche sur une place de taxi, les démineurs la font exploser https://t.co/SM2O3wF5o2
— Le Parisien (@le_Parisien) November 23, 2016
It is not clear at this time whether the damages to the car would be covered. Though the authorities managed to contact Olivier, the bonnet had already been blown off the car by the time he arrived on the scene. It is unclear from the article whether or not the bonnet was blown off before Olivier and his leasing agency were contacted or not. In any case, park carefully in Paris!