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    Kiwi teen jailed in Thailand

    Kiwi teen jailed in Thailand - asia - world | Stuff.co.nz



    A New Zealand teenager's drunken night out in Thailand has ended on the cold concrete floor of a Bangkok prison.

    Quentin Samson took a holiday to Thailand to celebrate his 18th birthday but soon found himself behind bars, charged with theft in the night.

    His brother-in-law, John Burns, speaking from Auckland said five days ago Samson went out to celebrate the 21st birthday of his friend, Ashton Holmes. They had had a few drinks when Samson disappeared without notifying anyone.

    He caught a taxi back to his hotel and, in his intoxicated state, allegedly stole the taxi driver's phone.

    Police arrived and Samson gave the phone back but resisted arrest, afraid Holmes would not be able to find him if he was in jail.

    Holmes spent the next 48 hours frantically searching hospitals for Samson before being notified of his arrest.

    Police had taken him into custody and charged him with theft in the night, which carries a stiffer sentence than theft during the day, Burns said.

    "Apparently that's a worse charge if you do it at night-time rather than the day, it's a very serious crime."

    If the theft had occurred during the day the maximum penalty, if found guilty, would be up to three years' imprisonment.

    For theft in the night it was one to five years' imprisonment.

    Bail was about 60,000 (NZ$2250), which neither Samson or Holmes were able to pay, Burns said.

    "With no money and no-one over there it is a hard thing to deal with, especially for a young guy," Burns said.

    Since the arrest Samson had been transferred from the police cells to a Bangkok prison.

    It would be a living nightmare for him in there, Burns said.

    "I couldn't imagine what it would be like.

    "I've watched a few things about people in Thai prisons and no-one is ever certain of when they are going to get out."

    Holmes' mother, Tracy, said in an email to family that Holmes had taken Samson a blanket as he was sitting on a cold, concrete floor in prison.

    Samson was a good kid who made a drunken mistake and did not deserve such harsh treatment, she said.

    The family were rallying together to raise the money needed to make bail.

    A Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) spokesperson said MFAT was aware of the arrest and providing consular support.

    Staff from the New Zealand Embassy have sought approval to visit Samson on February 5, the spokesperson said.

    "The Embassy's role is to monitor Quentin's welfare and ensure that he has the same rights as other detainees in Thailand.

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    Oh dear... did that Aussie woman steal a beer mat at night?
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


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    So less a crime if you steal in the day than in the night...thailand is so fcuked up...55
    I just girl in bar. Buy me one dink?....

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    Not less of a crime during the day, more of a crime at night. And that actually kind of makes sense to me since theft is more likely to occur under the cloak of darkness, so they've increased the penalty during its "peak times" so to speak. It's the same principle as double demerit periods we have here, where you stand to be fined twice as much for speeding during the holiday season since that's when most accidents occur.
    Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.


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    Hope he enjoys his memorable stay in Thailand

    'crime by night'
    It's covered in the Thai Penal Code, under Offence of Theft and Snatching
    Last revised 1956 - at that time night/no electricity for so many
    It also covers
    theft . . . a thing belonging to an agriculturist, which is a product, plant, animal or implement possessed for the purpose of carrying on agricultural pursuit
    Cattle rustlers!

    That newspaper has exaggerated the penalty - it is a maximum possible penalty - and I'd say that would be reserved for what, to me, would be treated most harshly here - "theft from a temple at night"

    And two offences
    - he stole the taxi driver's cellphone
    - He resisted arrest

    I don't think #2 is ever a good idea, in any country. So we have a drunk 18yr old who appears to think he is some kind of gangster fighting it out with midget policemen. With guns.
    Last edited by Hatari; 4th February 2014 at 09:01.

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    another New Zealand view

    [SIZE="5"]ANOTHER FERAL RATBAG COPS ONE SWEET[/SIZE]
    by Cameron Slater on February 4, 2014
    [SIZE="3"]What is it with ferals?[/SIZE]

    Check out this outstanding example of thinking you can act like you would in NZ and get away with.

    Apparently hes a good boy and doesn't deserve to be sitting in a Thai jail facing 5 years in prison.

    Act like a dumb-ass overseas take the consequences.

    We should have this kind of deterrence here.

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    Quentin Samson
    Originally from Auckland, Samson moved with his family to Australia in September and had been working hard in a new job, which helped him pay for the trip, Burns said.

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    ^ i guess it`s going to be a matter of "keep cool fool" while he bides his time a LOS monkey house.
    Last edited by Moo Uaon; 4th February 2014 at 09:58.

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    and when he gets home to Australia he'll be a hero to his similarly brain-challenged wannabe-gangster mates; hope he gets some 'selfies' in his jail cell for his Facebook page

    Can't see NZ Embassy busting a gut to help him -

    The Embassy's role is to monitor Quentin's welfare and ensure that he has the same rights as other detainees in Thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatari View Post
    and when he gets home to Australia he'll be a hero to his similarly brain-challenged wannabe-gangster mates; ....

    ....
    Dek farang mee gohn narak maak ... <7>

    ....or he'll be walking "funny" and refusing to talk about ..

    som nam nar ...

    Enjoy...
    Life is the unexpected ...

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    when he returns back to Australia with a criminal record he should be sent straight back to New Zealand.
    We dont need any more crims here we have plenty thanks.

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    So he lives in australia...now it makes sense...
    I just girl in bar. Buy me one dink?....

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    Geez he's just 18. Stupid yes but still just a kid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mate View Post
    Geez he's just 18. Stupid yes but still just a kid
    at 18 he's not a kid anymore in NZ, AUS or Thailand....

    the bail is $2K AUS..surely family can get that together

    Cops don't take too kindly to farangs resisting arrest here....loss of face/respect

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    Well....if he's going be taking it in the pooper, that Penn State jersey he's wearing in quite appropriate....

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    Quote Originally Posted by slampay View Post
    Well....if he's going be taking it in the pooper, that Penn State jersey he's wearing in quite appropriate....
    555 you're incorrigible...
    I just girl in bar. Buy me one dink?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    at 18 he's not a kid anymore in NZ, AUS or Thailand....

    the bail is $2K AUS..surely family can get that together

    Cops don't take too kindly to farangs resisting arrest here....loss of face/respect
    No money making payments on the SS commodore bro...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tingtong View Post
    when he returns back to Australia with a criminal record he should be sent straight back to New Zealand.
    We dont need any more crims here we have plenty thanks.
    Back in the day it was a requirement to have a Criminal Record to become Australian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slampay View Post
    Well....if he's going be taking it in the pooper, that Penn State jersey he's wearing in quite appropriate....
    holy fcuking ****
    may be the funniest thing you ever said! 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mate View Post
    Geez he's just 18. Stupid yes but still just a kid
    He is a (young) adult - he's lucky he didn't punch one of the MIB as he would have had the sh*t kicked out of him and be unable in any way resist the amorous advances in the monkeyhouse.

    Stupid is as stupid does...

    No leave pass here.

    AND please note that the Embassy/Consulate's role is to ensure that he receives the same rights as other detainees - not to "rescue" him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briofoz View Post
    Back in the day it was a requirement to have a Criminal Record to become Australian.
    Fkn BS - my family in Oz started with an Irish walloper - a member of the Royal Victorian Mounted Police.

    Our family was different 55555!

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