Homeless man arrested after Chinese Consulate wall defaced in Chiang Mai

Homeless man arrested after Chinese Consulate wall defaced in Chiang Mai

By The Nation

 

800_ac1d92f87168b69.jpg?v=1565675338

 

A man, who police say may have a mental illness, was arrested on Monday for allegedly defacing a wall at the Chinese Consulate in Chiang Mai’s Muang district with spray paint.

 

Chiang Mai police chief Pol Maj-General Phichet Jiranantasin said the man was found lying on the sidewalk of Mahidol Road near Kanchana Park and was arrested after consular officials filed a complaint with police on Monday.

 

A man could be seen on security camera footage defacing two spots of the wall.

 

A can of spray paint was found in the man’s bag, police alleged, and he was taken to the Muang Chiang Mai police station for questioning. Officers said his replies could not be understood and they suspected he might have a mental disorder.

 

Phichet said police learned that the wall defacing had nothing to do with politics or the protests in Hong Kong, and the homeless man was unable to give his permanent address.

 

Police will send him for psychiatric testing at Suan Prung Hospital. If doctors confirmed his mental disorder, he would be sent for treatment, Phichet said.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374664

 

nation.jpg

-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-13
Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
latest news from Chiang Mai

65 year old tourist from Finland found dead in northern Thai resortBy Tanutam Thawan  PHOTO: Tourist Police Division 2 กองบังคับการตำรวจท่องเที่ยว 2 A tourist from Finland has been found dead at a resort in Pai, Mae Hong Son, yesterday morning, north-west of Chiang Mai. The 65 year old, Kari...

READ MORE...

Noodle seller, hubby caught trying to store huge haul of drugsBy Kriangkrai Rattana, Khanathit SrihirundajThe Nation  Police arrested a noodle seller and her husband for the possession of a million methamphetamine pills and 10 kilos of crystal meth or “ice” on August 20 at the Chiang Mai...

READ MORE...

Villagers unite to stop Mae Hong Son marathon, cite forest damage from last runBy Tossapol BoonpatThe Nation  Residents of Mae Hong Son’s Pai district are objecting to a 100-kilometre running marathon that is being co-organised by the provincial tourism authority. They object to the event, to be...

READ MORE...

Father turns gun on himself after killing son, 3, injuring toddlerBy The Nation  Picture: Thai Rath A father allegedly shot two of his toddlers sons, killing the elder boy aged 3 and severely injuring a boy under 2, before turning his gun on himself in Chiang Mai province on Sunday evening. The...

READ MORE...
sponsors