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Video: Was 22 year old American car thief really sleeping?

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Video: Was 22 year old American car thief really sleeping?

 

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Picture: TNA Mcot

 

Thai media posed a question about the 22 year old thief caught on CCTV stealing a rental car.

 

"Was he sleeping or was it something else?", asked the presenter on Thai TV.

 

Jarren Goldston claimed after his arrest in Mae Rim, 30 kilometers from where he had driven the Honda City away, that he was sleepwalking.

 

He claimed that this often happened to him and he could not take responsibility for his actions.

 

Today video footage taken at 4am on Monday shows him staggering a little but seemingly in possession of his faculties as he peers in the car before driving off.

 

The key had mistakenly been left in the ignition by the rental company after cleaning on Sunday evening.

 

TNA reported that Goldston was handcuffed after he proved awkward and unwilling to talk to investigators demanding that he speak to his embassy.

 

He has been charged with theft in the hours of darkness after driving off in the car from near the Tha Pae gate in Chiang Mai.

 

Goldston had only been in Thailand three days and was due to be in the country until February.

 

Source: TNA Mcot

 
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Lets hope that the quality tourist from US will sleep tight in prison.. But I have my doubts, haha  

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That´s not a person sleepwalking. Do they really have to investigate that?

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Bladdered !

I've been there before (although never stolen a vehicle, or anything else). :giggle:

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Of course it is possible, this woman drove a car and rode a motorcycle whilst sleeping !
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-42267790

But, doing something in your regular routine while asleep is quite feasible !!

This guy looks more like he’s under the influence of something rather than asleep !!

Just an opportunist thief IMO .

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These cops must here some rather interesting stories.

 

1) I would like to know how far from his place did he leave the car, e.g. around the corner which would point to reason he stole his ride home, i.e. premeditated and what other forms of transport does he usually catch to get home when out at around the same time, i.e. a bus, a taxi.

 

2) Can he back up his claim via a specialist who he has been under the care of for his sleep walking and is he on any meds, other the the ones he is obviously high on ?

 

3) Where was he prior to stealing the car, e.g. sleep drinking at a bar no doubt

 

When he is found guilty of not sleep walking, toss him in the cells for 5 years, then deport him and blast list him from ever returning, even when he comes back sleep walking and tries that on the immigration officer at the airport, what a "looser"

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Or he could be really sleepwalking. Doesn't walk straight and can't even open a car door at first attempt. Unless you have seen a person sleepwalk and therefore have the expertise to contrast it with his behaviour in this case.

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He entered on passanger side, wake enough to realise that there were no steering wheel. ?

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2 hours ago, sweatalot said:

Did they check his blood and urine for drugs?

In Thailand, CCTV is very performant, but not able yet to check blood or urine.

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Actually there is a medical condition in which people do all kind of things in their sleeps, like driving a car etc. His defense is less crazy than it sounds.

 

 

 

 

 

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