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Lee Furlong, der aus Liverpool stammt, war als Backpacker in Thailand unterwegs, als er und seine Freundin aus unbekannten Gründen dafür aber im Suff eine 800 Jahre alte Mauer einer thailändische Festung besprühten. Er schrieb „Scousse Lee“ auf den roten Backstein des historischen Tha Phae Tors in Chiang Mai. Kameras filmten die Aktion, so das die Täter schnell ermittelt waren. Den beiden drohen bis zu zehn Jahren Haft.
A manhunt was launched for Lee and he was arrested with Brittney Schneider, from Canada, who was with him at the time at the Mad Monkey Hostel. They said that they found the spray can on the ground and decided to spray the wall as a ‘prank’. The pair of 23-year-olds were frog-marched to the site where they confessed to the crime and have been told they could face up to 10 years in prison for desecrating a historical site. Lieutenant Colonel Teerasak Sriprasert: ‘The graffiti says “Scousse Lee”. This means “Scouser Lee from Liverpool”. The girl is called Brittney and she wrote a letter “B” on the wall. ‘Officers investigated the vandalism after it was seen on CCTV cameras. The offenders were tracked to a guest house near the same road as the wall. The accused will be investigated and prosecuted according to the law.’