83-Year-Old Brit Arrested On 4,929 Day Overstay

83-Year-Old Brit Arrested On 4929 Day Overstay

It was anything but a Happy New Year for a British pensioner when Immigration Police came knocking on Jan 1 when it came to the attention of authorities he’d been in Thailand 13 years after his visa expired.

The task force to take down William Cook, 83, was led by Prachuap Khiri Khan Immigration Chief Pol Col Sutthipong Phutthipong on Wednesday.

Upon arrival at the elderly Brit’s apartment, they met no resistance and the pensioner put his hands up to overstaying by a whopping 4,929 days.

He was handed over to Hua Hin police for processing and will be heading north to Bangkok in the coming weeks for his voyage back to Blighty with a 10-year ban stamp in his passport.