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American Torpedoed At Swampy After Drunken Krabi Speedboat Joyride

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Justice caught up with an American who stole a speedboat for a joyride around Krabi when he tried to leave Thailand via Bangkok’s main airport.

Suvarnabhumi International Airport authorities cuffed the Yank, identified only as Parker, 25, on April 24 and sent back to Krabi to face charges for the April 19 moonlight cruise that resulted in 350,000 baht in damage to the vessel.

The owner had left the keys in the boat when he parked it on Loh Da Lam Beach.

Drunk as a skunk, Parker had tried to rent several boats earlier but was rejected. So he jumped in the boat and went speeding off, not realizing the boat’s captain was sleeping on board.

The next morning the boat was spotted on Laem Tong beach 15 kilometres away. Its hull was damaged and the engine broken.

American Torpedoed At Swampy

Parker, now sober and hungover, stumbled into a nearby hotel and asked where he was. He showed the receptionist his passport then hired another boat to take him back to his hotel on Phi Phi.

The boat owner filed a police report, but Parker – who arrived in Thailand on April 19 with six friends – escaped the island by putting clothes over his face – wasn’t apprehended until he hit Swampy immigration.

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Smokers Lighting Up In Public Places Face 5k Fines

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Smokers are back in the spotlight as easing measures continue with authorities enforcing bans on lighting up in public places with puffers facing 5k fines if caught.

Tougher laws were introduced in 2017 that saw smoking in public parks, temples, hospitals, educational institutions, zoos and amusement parks banned and 5,000 baht fines for anyone caught lighting up.

Now officials are back on it claiming smokers are a risk because they don’t wear makes and have targeted bus stations and markets.

At Mo Chit bus station in Bangkok, 11 people were fined for smoking on Sunday with officials warning they will be strictly enforcing the law in the future in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Canadian Wanted For 2017 Miami Beach Murder Extradited From Thailand

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A Canadian man wanted in connection with a 2017 murder in the United States was extradited to South Florida after losing an extradition appeal back in February.

Matthew Alexander McGowan is wanted for the fatal shooting of Jose Alberto Martinez Valenzuela in Florida back in September 2017 where he was caught on CCTV at the scene and a bullet matching the gun used found in his car.

He was arrested by Thai police in November 2018 at the request of U.S. authorities with the Criminal Court ruling there was sufficient evidence in the murder case against the suspect in June 2019 with his legal team immediately submitting an appeal against his extradition.

In February McGowan lost his appeal against extradition to the USA after the Appeal Court upheld the 2019 ruling by the Criminal Court to send him back to face a murder charge.

In a press release Friday, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said McGowan was now in custody in South Florida.

“I want to thank the government of Thailand, U.S. Department of Justice Office of International Affairs, United States Marshals Service, Interpol Central Bureau and F.B.I., for all of their assistance in helping bring Matthew McGowan back to Miami to stand trial,” Fernandez Rundle said in a statement.

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American Arrested After Causing A Commotion At Pattaya Condo

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American Arrested Outside US Embassy Back In Bracelets After Causing A Commotion At Pattaya Condo

The American school teacher arrested last month outside the U.S. embassy in Bangkok was back in police custody last night after wrecking his room at a condo in Pattaya.

Police were alerted by building staff to a disturbance at the condo in Jomtien at around 11.30pm on Friday night.

Upon their arrival found Lucas McCamy, 35, from Woodland, California in a state of distress and talking incoherently.

American Arrested Outside US Embassy Back In Bracelets After Causing A Commotion At Pattaya Condo

According to condo security, McCamy had wrecked his room while screaming and shouting with local media reporting most of his possessions including a TV had been smashed up and broken.

He was captured on camera telling police he had many guns and weapons, however, after a search of the room, none were found.

Police found medication used to treat mental health disorders but it’s believed Mr McCamy had not been taking it as prescribed, leading to the incident.

American Arrested Outside US Embassy Back In Bracelets After Causing A Commotion At Pattaya Condo

In March he was arrested carrying a tazer in Pattaya after causing a public disturbance screaming about the Coronavirus before being taken into police custody in April after causing a commotion outside the U.S. embassy in Bangkok.

Police confirmed he spent time in recovery after both incidents.

He was taken to the Pattaya City Police Station where he will be held until being sent for yet another evaluation.

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