Video: American tourist in custody for criminal damage to cars in Chiang Mai

 

Video: American tourist in custody for criminal damage to cars in Chiang Mai

 

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Thai caption: Instant arrest: American man damaging cars in Tha Phae area

 

Police in Chiang Mai have made a quick arrest after a woman went on Facebook on Tuesday to complain that 3 cars had their windscreens smashed in the Tha Phae area. 

 

CCTV showed a man dressed in white with a cap in the area of Soi 3 behind Wat Loy Khroh. "Darakon Kongkaew" appealed to the authorities to act. 

 

Muang Chiang Mai police investigated and soon arrested 34 year old Jesse Edward Lee an American tourist and took him in for questioning. 

 

He was question in the "Blackhawk Detective Unit" with tourist police present to explain matters in English.

 

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Picture: Chiang Mai News

 

He admitted what he had done. He said that he had been drinking and only had a hazy recollection of events. He said he had picked up rocks and thrown them at the cars. 

 

The next thing he knew the police were at his hotel arresting him next day. 

 

The victims in the case asked for total compensation of 50,000 baht. The tourist did not have the money. 

 

He is now in custody as negotiations continue. 

 

Source: Chiang Mai News

 

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