Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Brit, Canadian face 10 years in jail for spraying wall

Brit, Canadian face 10 years in jail for spraying wall

Lee Furlong, from Liverpool, and Brittney Schneider, both 23, were arrested at the Mad Monkey Hostel in Chiang Mai and are being held at a provincial court. "This is out of character for her".

Police launched a manhunt and Furlong, as well as Canadian woman Brittney Schneider, 23, who was with him at the time and also sprayed "B" on the wall, were arrested Thursday afternoon.

Schneider said her daughter told her she was drunk and she was following along.

Closed-circuit video showed the pair spray-painting the red brick wall near the Tha Phae Gate, the main entrance to the city's old town.

Schneider said her daughter won't be able to leave the country until the trial so she will fly to Thailand as soon as possible to be with her.

"She has to face it".

"You would have to know Britteny to know this is not her", said Schneider. She said that the "routine" action, which looks like a march of shame, would have been the case if it was domestic or foreign-born suspects. "I'm sorry to say it, but not my daughter, not my Britteny".

Tara said Canadian officials told her there is nothing they can do to change local laws in Thailand.

She added that it's still too early to tell what will happen next but it "seems unlikely" that the pair will face the maximum jail term because of the millions of tourists who arrive in Thailand every year. Police did not confirm Mr Lee's hometown.

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