Security camera shots show that Furlong Lee, 23, and Schneider, 22, a na spraying on the walls of Tha Pae Gate in the northern province of Chiang Mai
GRANDE prairie, Alta. – The mother of a Canadian arrested for spraying paint on an old wall in northern Thailand says her daughter made a drunken mistake
Tara Schneider, who lives in Grande Prairie, Alta, said she has one Call received from her daughter Brittney on Thursday around 3:30 pm.
"She just said," Mom, I'm having trouble, "she told the Canadian press on Friday." I said, "What's going on? Are you alright?"
"She said," Yes, me It's fine, but I'm in jail. "I asked her what she had done and she told me, and our phone call ended shortly after they took her phone shortly after."
Security camera shots show that Furlong Lee (23) and Schneider (22) spray a message on the walls of Tha Pae Gate in northern Chiang Mai Province (19659006). Chiang Mai police chief Teerasak Sriprasert said the tourists were detained and accused of damaging registered ancient artifacts, punishable by up to ten years in prison and a million baht or $ 40,000 fine Zöge
. The chief said the couple admitted to spraying the news out of drunken solemnity. He said that Lee, who is from Liverpool, admitted that he had written "Scouser Lee" on the wall while Brittney told the police she had written the letter "B" underneath.
Tha Pae Gate, built in the 13th century, is part of an ancient wall that forms a square around downtown Chiang Mai.
Schneider said her daughter told her she was drunk and she followed her.
You need to know to Brittney that this is not her.
"After writing Letter B, she immediately knew it was wrong," her mother said. "She knew, and she broke the engagement."
She said she was overwhelmed by the charges against her daughter. She is liked by many, she has friends all over the country. People are baffled
"You need to know Brittney to know that's not her," Schneider said. "She is liked by many, she has friends all over the country, people are confused."
"That's something you expect, not a lie, my son. I'm sorry to say it, but not my daughter, not my Brittney.
"She has never done a bad thing in her life."
An official at Global Affairs Canada said the department was aware of the charge Schneider
"Consular services are being provided to a Canadian citizen who was arrested in Thailand," said spokesman Philip Hannan. "Canadian Consulate officials are in contact with local authorities to collect additional information."
Schneider's mother said they worked with the consulate.
"We have currently sent the bail money and the bail has been set at 149,000 Thai Baht, which is 6,000 Canadian dollars," she said. "That was abolished during the trial and it will be released on Monday."
Schneider said her daughter could not leave the country until the trial, so she would fly to Thailand as soon as possible to be with her
"I would like to be there for her while she is waiting for the trial so she is not alone. "