A foreigner in Chiang Mai said he didn’t know what all the fuss was about after being taken in for questioning when cops caught him spray painting on the railway station wall.
Police had received a complaint from a railway worker that a white man was vandalising a wall close to the station and showed officers several pics he’d snapped.
When cops from Mae Ping police station went to investigate they found their man with a bag of aerosol cans busy making a mess that he claimed to be street art.
Thai news report the 38-year-old “graffiti artist” was a Brit but video footage of him at the cop shop would suggest otherwise.
Initially the man denied any wrongdoing until he was showed the photos at which point he changed his tune and said he didn’t understand the problem as this was the norm in other parts of the world.
He offered to repaint the wall himself but police and railway officials thought it better he pay 4,000 baht in compensation to cover the costs of getting a pro in after seeing his handy work.