The Kaloustian family chose not to go to the Courthouse in Grasse on Tuesday to attend the trial of the couple of squatters from their second home.
The story was too fresh and the septuagenarians said they were still too marked by their misadventure.
Summoned by justice, the squatters were sentenced to an eight-month suspended sentence.
Around mid-August, Henri Kaloustian and his wife arrive in front of their second home in Théoule-sur-Mer, after 450 kilometers of road.
It is the surprise.
They discover that the locks on the doors have been changed.
A family decided to settle there with their children forcing the septuagenarians, after heated discussions, to sleep in their car.
Squatted house in Théoule-sur-Mer: the couple sentenced to eight months in prison pic.twitter.com/EhtMpPNZQQ
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Having occupied the premises for more than 48 hours, the couple of squatters could no longer be forcibly dislodged.
A situation which forced the Kaloustians to multiply appeals and letters to obtain a response from the authorities.
On September 1, no less than two weeks later, an attempt to take over the accommodation was attempted, in the presence of gendarmes dispatched to the site, a locksmith and employees of the town hall.
Instructions were finally given to the police to wait for the arrival of a court decision.
This Tuesday, the squatters tried to plead their good faith.
"It was someone who rented it to me legally because we paid, we paid a sum of money," the mother told BFMTV.
I want it to be known that we are not passed off as criminals.
We paid, we didn't break doors, we didn't break windows.
“A version which obviously did not convince the judges.