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US pensioner arrested for staying in Thailand illegally

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32 minutes ago, FritsSikkink said:

Stupidity isn't an excuse for a crime.

Could have been confusion and in the past he would have been fine with no problems like today. I don't think he intentionally committed the great farang crime. Like anyone new to the system, it is never easy.

 

9 minutes ago, essox essox said:

really pathetic !!!....

I think that is a rude statement. Not everyone is a brain surgeon like you!

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55 minutes ago, geoffbezoz said:

So it took 5 IOs to arrest one 69 year old man ? Guess that's about right for Thais. Mind you it states that "police captain (female) Wilai Thaiphakdee as having sneaked into Thailand through the exit area" so was she more upset he came in the back door ?  😂.

Was that a double entendre there by chance?

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1 hour ago, FritsSikkink said:

Stupidity isn't an excuse for a crime.

Is misunderstanding or confusion "stupidity." Thai media is grasping at any Immigration issue since this was obviously not an intended overstay. 

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3 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Was that a double entendre there by chance?

 

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48 minutes ago, Estrada said:

I had this problem once. Flew to Singapore for a meeting in the airport transit area with a friends transiting through Singapore Airport. Neither of us entered Singapore but I exited Thailand. They gave my agro at Immigration because they said I must enter the other country. (Thai logic). I remember years ago a friend used to go to a border crossing, get stamped out and then go to the the end of the building and get stamped back in again. It seems like there are people still using this system. I do not believe that there is anything in the regulations that stated you have to enter another country after receiving an exit stamp.

whenever you leave by land ur stamped out, you LEGALLY need enter another country before you return to the previous one.

Thai's and most countries check for the entry/exit stamp.

Flying in is something else thou.

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1 hour ago, bangkokfrog said:

Am I missing something? All this fuss over a 10 day overstay?

Any opportunity for them to get in the press to look active vs the 'olden days'

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6 minutes ago, phuketrichard said:

whenever you leave by land ur stamped out, you LEGALLY need enter another country before you return to the previous one.

Thai's and most countries check for the entry/exit stamp.

Flying in is something else thou.

You mean connecting flight is the exception ?

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