As he handed over Tony’s mobile phone to the policeman, Paolo switched it off, meaning that it couldn’t be accessed without the security code, which, if asked, he would claim he didn’t know and Tony wouldn’t tell the police on principle anyway.
The police asked the two of them to get out of the car and indicated for each of them to go to a different police car to answer some questions.
“Don’t say nothing!” Tony instructed Paolo.
“We’ve got to Tony, otherwise they’ll think we’re up to no good!” Paolo called to him.
But Tony wanted his lawyer there.