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Problem farang in Chiang Mai: American’s in custody and will be deported

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Problem farang in Chiang Mai: American’s in custody and will be deported | Samui Times

People in Chiang Mai can breathe a sigh of relief after an out-of-control American responsible for a string of incidents in the northern Thai city was arrested for a second time. 

Problem farang in Chiang Mai: American's in custody and will be deported | News by Samui Times

James F., 46 – who had been calling himself Daniel Park on Facebook – is now in custody. 

He had damaged traders’ property in the Ruamchok area, been filmed calling Thais “gooks” and reportedly even attacked a Ronald McDonald statue. 

But when he pushed over a mailbox it proved to be the final straw for the authorities. 

Pol Col Natthaphon Kaewkamnert of the Mae Jo police led a team that believed the man responsible would return to the scene of the latest crime. 

They had been to his room as they knew his identity as he had been released earlier ahead of a court date. 

A person claiming to be the man had told a Thaivisa reporter that he had been evicted and was due in court on Boxing Day. He said he would welcome deportation before he threatened our reporter. 

The man was finally arrested again near the site of the now missing mailbox. 

He was found to be a US citizen on a three month tourist visa. He blamed being very drunk on the mailbox attack. 

A post office official said that the mailbox was being replaced with a new one. Niyom told CM 108 that 13,000 baht damage had been caused but that all the mail was undamaged. 

Police confirmed to the media that this was the same man responsible for all the trouble. He already faces a court date but further charges will be added to the rap sheet.

The man will remain in custody and when everything is settled he will be deported, said police. 

Thai Visa /  CM108

Problem farang in Chiang Mai: American's in custody and will be deported | News by Samui Times
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