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Court gives Canadian vandal 100K fine - but what about "Scouser Lee"?

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Court gives Canadian vandal 100K fine - but what about "Scouser Lee"?

 

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Canadian media reported that their 22 year old national who spray-painted the historic Tha Pae gate in Chiang Mai in mid October has been let off with a fine. 

 

CTV News Edmonton said that Brittney Schneider had been fined 100,000 baht. She was initially given two years jail plus the fine but the judge took pity. 

 

She said: 

“Honestly I’m so relieved, I’m so happy and I am beyond thankful that the judge showed so much compassion for us,"  "Actually a lot of people I’ve met in Thailand showed a lot of compassion even tho [sic] it was their wall I vandalized. They still were so nice to me and were so worried about me.”

 

The news organization said they did not know when Schneider would be returning to Alberta.

 

“I have to wait for the court to send papers to immigration stating my case is closed and that I’m no longer black listed”, she added.

 

Schneider used a can of black spray paint to mark the letter "B" on the wall. 

 

Her accomplice Lee Furlong, 23, from Liverpool wrote much more including an attempt to spell the word "Scouser" (an inhabitant of Liverpool).

 

The Canadian TV station made no mention of his fate. 

 

Earlier reports suggested that the vandals could face a jail term of up to ten years for desecrating a historical monument.

 
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33 minutes ago, ChakaKhan said:

Curious to see what the OTHER kid gets....any news????

This report states they received the same 2 years suspended and ฿100,000 fine.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/brittney-schneider-thailand-graffiti-no-prison-1.4902611

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35 minutes ago, manarak said:

and if they just sentenced differently based on income / buying power ?

Western countries do that.

Only the backwards ones.

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