Tourists Face 10 Years In Jail & $30K Fine For Graffitiing Ancient Gate in Thailand

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A couple of tourists are in big trouble in Thailand for spraying graffiti on an ancient wall in Chiang Mai.

The duo, a British man and Canadian woman were caught on video marking up the Tha Phae Gate.

The Brit, 23 year- old Lee Furlong has admitted to committing the crime, spraying the words “Scouser Lee” on the gate. BBC.com says that he “would be charged with vandalizing an archaeological site”.

The other artist involved in the crime, Brittney Schneider was arrested and charged with vandalism for spraying the first letter of her name on the gate.

BBC reports that the duo admitted committing the crime, “saying they did it because of the thrill and they were also a little bit drunk.”

CCTV from a cafe close by allegedly recorded the crime. It shows four people approach the gate at around 4:00. Two of them went up to the gate while it shows one start spraying the paint. The other two people in the video were not arrested.

Furlong and Schneider now face up to 10 years in jail and/ or a fine of up to one million baht which comes to a little over $30,000 US.

Find out more from BBC here.

8 thoughts on “Tourists Face 10 Years In Jail & $30K Fine For Graffitiing Ancient Gate in Thailand

  1. Good luck in Thai prison! They should be locked up. It’s amazing how being drunk is an excuse to do anything you want. This is such a lack of respect.

  2. JoeThePimpernel- Not my idea of fun…

    whiskey_tango_foxtrot- Not enough?

    JJ- And they’ll pay for what they did.

    Ra- Yes, it’s called sarcasm! lol

    Fonzi- Where did you read that?

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