The soccer player Nicolas Schiappacasse he had a weapon that had been reported stolen in Montevideo approximately two years ago and he did not have a license to carry weaponsinformed his lawyer, Rafael García, at a press conference.
The Army informed the lawyer that the weapon had been reported for theft, that there was no news and from the detainee’s defense They do not know who had taken possession of the weapon.
Schiappacasse was arrested this Wednesday with a weapon at a police checkpoint on route 9, 13 kilometers from Maldonado, when he was on his way to see the classic between Nacional and Peñarol at the Maldonado Campus. The 23-year-old footballer He told the police that he was taking the weapon to a bar in Peñarol that he did not know.
According to Garcia, Schiappacasse is in “good physical condition”, but “very distressed” and “bittered” by this situation. Tomorrow the athlete will have his formalization hearingafter testifying this Thursday before the prosecutor in charge of the case, Ana Dean.
The soccer player was in the van along with three other people, a man and two women, who have already been released, he told The Observer the prosecutor of the case.