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Tell it to the judge: US tourist says he stole Chiang Mai rental car "while sleep walking"

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Tell it to the judge: US tourist says he stole Chiang Mai rental car "while sleep walking"

 

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A US tourist has told Thai police that he stole a rental car while he was asleep.

 

He had no idea what he was doing as he drove 30 kilometers out of town this morning having two scrapes, he claimed.

 

The timber yard worker - named only as Jarred - said it happens to him all the time, he's not responsible.

 

He will have to tell that to the judge - his offer to compensate the rental company for their losses cannot settle a criminal offence, reported Sanook

 

The drama began early this morning, Monday, when owner Withaya arrived at his Tha Pae rental company to discover that a Honda City car had been stolen. While cleaning was taking place the day before staff had inadvertently left the keys in the ignition overnight.

 

Police were contacted and after 191 radioed ahead the suspect was soon found driving near the Sri Bun Reuang intersection in Mae Rim.

 

Despite being asleep the suspect was able to realize the officials wanted him and he fled the scene starting a "sleep run" but was soon rounded up.

 

Jarred said that whenever he is stressed he will fall asleep. "It happens all the time," he continued,"and while I am asleep I can do the oddest things. Just like this, you see, I had no idea that I had stolen a vehicle and driven it off".

 

About the damage to the front and back of the Honda he added: "I have no idea what I hit. Don't worry - I'll pay for everything".

 

As he was taken away his final comment was:

 

"I'm not on drugs". 

 

Immigration found out that he had arrived in Thailand three days ago in Bangkok and traveled to Chiang Mai where he had been for two nights at a hotel near the rental shop in Moon Muang road Muang district. 

 

Police believe the theft happened at between 6 and 7am.

 

They said that the American worked in a timber yard and that the US consulate in Chiang Mai has been informed. 

 

Jarred was detained ahead of prosecution for theft.

 

 
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Crazy story.. i think the Thai judge will believe him as much as I believe him.......... 

 

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could set a rather dangerous precedent. 

 

" I killed her in my sleep officer"

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Well he wont be able to wander too far off from his new sleeping quarters will he? I feel that scaling walls in your sleep could prove fairly tough.

I will laugh pretty hard if he manages to bring evidence a Thai court believes if his condition is genuine mind.

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Despite being asleep the suspect was able to realize the officials wanted him and he fled the scene starting a "sleep run"

"Sleep run" - absolute classic!

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Tell it to the judge: US tourist says he stole Chiang Mai rental car "while sleep walking"
 
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Image: Sanook
 
A US tourist has told Thai police that he stole a rental car while he was asleep.
 
He had no idea what he was doing as he drove 30 kilometers out of town this morning having two scrapes, he claimed.
 
The timber yard worker - named only as Jarred - said it happens to him all the time, he's not responsible.
 
He will have to tell that to the judge - his offer to compensate the rental company for their losses cannot settle a criminal offence, reported Sanook
 
The drama began early this morning, Monday, when owner Withaya arrived at his Tha Pae rental company to discover that a Honda City car had been stolen. While cleaning was taking place the day before staff had inadvertently left the keys in the ignition overnight.
 
Police were contacted and after 191 radioed ahead the suspect was soon found driving near the Sri Bun Reuang intersection in Mae Rim.
 
Despite being asleep the suspect was able to realize the officials wanted him and he fled the scene starting a "sleep run" but was soon rounded up.
 
Jarred said that whenever he is stressed he will fall asleep. "It happens all the time," he continued,"and while I am asleep I can do the oddest things. Just like this, you see, I had no idea that I had stolen a vehicle and driven it off".
 
About the damage to the front and back of the Honda he added: "I have no idea what I hit. Don't worry - I'll pay for everything".
 
As he was taken away his final comment was:
 
"I'm not on drugs". 
 
Immigration found out that he had arrived in Thailand three days ago in Bangkok and traveled to Chiang Mai where he had been for two nights at a hotel near the rental shop in Moon Muang road Muang district. 
 
Police believe the theft happened at between 6 and 7am.
 
They said that the American worked in a timber yard and that the US consulate in Chiang Mai has been informed. 
 
Jarred was detained ahead of prosecution for theft.
 
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Not safe to be out alone in the US let alone travelling internationally.
How does he get a driving licence with that sort of mental disability?

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Learned to Lie from a Ladyboi, in Pattaya suspect said he could not control his hand ?, a mind of its own

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This person needs immediate psychiatric assessment:blink:

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1 hour ago, agudbuk said:

Not safe to be out alone in the US let alone travelling internationally.
How does he get a driving licence with that sort of mental disability?

Where does it say he has a driving licence? You don’t need one to steal a car.

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The Judge will believe him providing he can prove he sleep drove everywhere in the righthand lane.( that lots of Thaidrivers were there with him should not prejudice his case)

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The Judge will believe him providing he can prove he sleep drove everywhere in the righthand lane.( that lots of Thaidrivers were there with him should not prejudice his case)
I suspect the punishment will be a "sleep deportation"

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He must have some kind of disorder. You have to be freakin nuts to even think of pulling off a story like that. 

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Where does it say he has a driving licence? You don’t need one to steal a car.
If he
Doesn't have a licence thhasts another charge

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