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| Editor in Chief Bill ||23 Oct 2018 4:35 p.m. PST|
Brittney Schneider, 22, was in Chiang Mai last Thursday when she said she and some others got "ridiculously drunk." They started to walk back to their hostel, but came across a bottle of spray paint and picked it up…
Could do 10 years in a Thai jail…
|Cacique Caribe||23 Oct 2018 6:05 p.m. PST|
Are they trying to steal our fame?
|Redblack||23 Oct 2018 9:42 p.m. PST|
She has an excuse as she was under the influence of a "Scouse" 23 old Lee Furlong, her boyfriend.
| Andrew Walters ||24 Oct 2018 8:56 a.m. PST|
I hope they let her off with a fine, I really do, but she did break three essential life rules:
Don't get so drunk you do stupid things
Behave yourself in foreign countries
Don't have a stupid boyfriend
I know it's just my worldview but I feel like when you do these things you are just rolling the dice – anything could happen, and the consequences can be huge.
I behaved so carefully in Thailand the Thais made fun of me for following their customs more carefully than they did.
| Parzival ||28 Oct 2018 12:18 p.m. PST|
On the other hand, even at that age, it would NEVER have occurred to me to deliberately pick up a can of spray paint and deface something. And though I'm not a drinker, I'm positive I wouldn't have done it even when drunk. (Punch somebody, maybe, but vandalism, nope.) So one suspects that some needed upbringing never happened.
Vandalism is a sign of stupidity and low character, drunk or not.
|altfritz||28 Oct 2018 12:27 p.m. PST|
"Vandalism is a sign of stupidity and low character, drunk or not."
Someone in Toronto was clocked by a train a few years back while leaving his "tag" under a bridge. Some people made a fuss but to me that just proves that sometimes there is justice in the World.
| Editor in Chief Bill ||13 Nov 2018 5:32 p.m. PST|
She got 2 year sentence, then judge showed leniency and reduced it to a 100,000 baht fine (about $3,000 USD ).
|Gerard Leman||27 Nov 2018 4:09 p.m. PST|
There is no learning without pain. :-)