“Give me back the car, I really need it.” It is Jonathan’s appeal that is still closed in the house. The Doblò equipped for the disabled remains under seizure but perhaps now we see light. “They contacted me from the Rome Police Headquarters to sign a paper that should keep the times to remove the situation and release it, it’s all in the hands of the forensic police.” Giovanni Fontana, the father of the 36-year-old confined to a wheelchair, had turned to the Messenger to tell the misadventure that is paying dearly, especially for his son: the car was stolen from the house in via Canzoni del Piave al Laurentino in the invalid place where it was parked, last June 28th. A few days later she had discovered that it had been used, with another stolen license plate, to carry out a robbery on a security carrier in Torre Angela. She had been recognized by a friend, had run to the spot and had seen with his eyes the dented blue Doblò, the doors on the ground, the broken glass.
Rome, assault on the security carrier with a disabled person’s car: “They didn’t give it back”
It was the first of July. «They confirmed to me that there was an extendable platform inside that allows the wheelchair to be attached during transport». Since then, his son has been even more limited in his travels, because “it is complicated and tiring to put him in the car alone”. In addition, until July 22, Mr. Fontana had no more news of his car, then he received a phone call from the mobile squad of Rome, “very kind, the inspector, but he could not tell me anything, not even where the Doblò had ended up. , in which judicial deposit “. And Jonathan who loves to go out, go closed to the sea, is at home at Eur for physiotherapy, “the guys from the cooperatives can’t take him for a walk, Jonathan was very upset, he didn’t think there were these scoundrels who among so many machines could steal the one used for transporting invalids ». A few days ago, Mr. Fontana received other phone calls, the first more evasive, the day after his heartfelt appeal in the newspaper. “They called me the Police Headquarters and said that they still have to carry out in-depth checks on organic liquids, that at the end of all the checks, everything will pass to the magistrate who will order the release from seizure of the car, which I will then have to repair and in my opinion, we will arrive in October, because that’s a lot of damage. In the meantime my son still doesn’t go out and I’m so sorry. I wonder what they are still looking for they removed the seat covers and carpets … those were professionals, they used several stolen cars. The only positive thing I learned from this second phone call is that the Doblò is in a garage, I was afraid it was outdoors, I would have to throw it away once I got it back ». So many problems and bureaucratic delays. Then something is unlocked, Mr. Fontana still does not believe it, but he is waiting confidently. “I signed a notice from the fifth Police Headquarters, for non-repeatable technical checks ordered by the Public Prosecutor’s Office that will take place today and that forensic genetics, ballistics and latent fingerprints tests”. Something is moving, Mr. Fontana and Jonathan are counting on these times, “also because the coachbuilder closes on the 23rd”.
The Doblò was used to ram a security carrier and carry out a robbery in front of the post office in via Antea, between shots in the air, a wounded security guard, people who went to take refuge in the shops frightened, then the escape of five bandits on board of other cars with a loot of 350 thousand euros. In the street that battered blue van, the pieces scattered here and there. Then disassembled piece by piece in search of fingerprints and DNA. And an innocent victim, Jonathan, hit most of all, despite living in the Laurentino, in a completely different area, still waiting to be able to get back his Doblò, his only window on the world.