The media didn’t want to leave former race car driver Michael Schumacher alone in his home near Lake Geneva, so Swiss policemen have been detailed to ensure the legendary race car driver is allowed to recover in peace.
The report detailed that “swarms” of photographers and television crews gathered at Schumacher’s home in Gland, Switzerland.
The mass assemblage of media apparently included a Russian news agency seeking to establish a live stream outside the Schumacher’s home.
According to Germany’s Bild newspaper, “The police of Gland responded quickly. They patrol Schumacher’s estate on Lake Geneva all night, sending photographers and broadcasters away.”
A police spokesperson confirmed, “We do not want intrusive people disturbing the calm around the house.”
Bild said the first hours of Schumacher’s return home went smoothly, as he is attended to by a full-time medical team including nurses and physiotherapists.
Schumacher, 45, the most accomplished driver in Formula One history, has been in a Grenoble hospital since his accident Dec. 29, 2013.
Schumacher’s accident happened on a family vacation. He was skiing with his 14-year-old son at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps. He hit the right side of his head on a rock, cracking his helmet. Doctors operated to remove blood clots from his brain, but some were left because they were too deeply embedded.
Schumacher, who retired in 2012, has 91 Formula One wins and seven world titles, both records.