A receipt from Leclerc du Blanc-Mesnil and a surgical mask as the starting point for the investigation.
Thanks to these two clues, the police were able to find their owner after a tough investigation and thus elucidate an attempted murder in Blanc-Mesnil (Seine-Saint-Denis) on September 20 and knife threats on October 8 in Paris.
The 38-year-old man was arrested Tuesday at his mother's home in Gagny, where he had taken refuge.
We are September 20, it is 9:30 am when he notices a young woman who is walking along rue Albert-Einstein.
He is at the wheel of his Renault Clio.
He slows down to get up to him and begins a flirting act, completely uninhibited by the alcohol he has just swallowed.
The young woman pushes him away.
Seeing her in difficulty, a security guard decides to intervene.
Insults are raining down.
The drunk driver accuses the security guard of "breaking his blow".
Still aboard his Clio, his blood only turns.
He engages the first and rushes on the guard.
Hit head-on, he could not avoid it and he was propelled onto the roof of the vehicle.
He falls heavily on the road.
He barely has time to get up when he sees the driver pretending to start a U-turn.
He rushes towards him, and climbs onto the sidewalk.
This time, the security guard manages to dodge the Clio.
But he is off for ten days of ITT (temporary incapacity for work).
The angry driver flees.
He is not yet identified.
After a collision with a scooter in Paris, he gets stuck in a bus
Three weeks later he will talk about him again, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.
He always rides in his Clio and hangs up a scooter.
But he refuses to make a statement and fled after threatening the scooter driver.
He sets off in pursuit of him in the streets of Paris.
The man in the Clio finishes his race by getting into a bus.
The car is no more than a "wreck and ends up in the pound" according to a source close to the file, but the driver still escapes.
And he can't be found at the address his license plate refers to.
But in the Clio, the police found the ticket from the Leclerc service station and a surgical mask.
DNA is taken.
Videos from the gas station are used.
Using the technique of facial recognition, the stranger is identified.
The results of the DNA analysis provide confirmation.
The connection is made with the mad individual who had failed to kill the guard.
He was finally located in Gagny where he was arrested at the beginning of the week.
While in police custody he allegedly maintained that the security agent knowingly threw himself on his vehicle.
Already well known to the police, he drove without a license.
Presented in court for immediate appearance, his trial was eventually postponed.
The driver was released and placed under judicial supervision.