Two days before Christmas, Matteo Salvini’s 19-year-old son, Federico, was threatened with a shard of a bottle and his mobile phone robbed in via Palma in Milan, a semi-central street near a metro stop and the Pio Albergo Trivulzio, in the western area of the city.
It was after 8pm, dinner time on the evening before Christmas, when two North African men approached Federico who was walking and robbed him of his telephone and then ran away.
He was unable to raise the alarm because he no longer had the phone with him. Then he arrived at his father’s house on foot. And it is from there, where the Minister of Infrastructure was with the escort, that the phone call was made to report what happened. The investigations started immediately, which also involved the Digos to understand if it was a political act. But this is not the case, rather it was an episode of ordinary crime.
“It happened to him as, unfortunately, it happens to many in Milan”, was Salvini’s comment reported by Lega sources, after the news bounced on the media, a second moment of involuntary fame for Federico, after the controversies some time ago because he got on a police jet ski in Milano Marittima when his father was Minister of the Interior. “Luckily nobody was hurt.”
And the phone was also found, not far away. An Egyptian shopkeeper to whom they had offered it for sale handed it over to the police on Christmas Eve. It was returned to Federico Salvini today. Meanwhile, investigations continue to identify the two robbers, also examining the cameras in the area.