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“Mom I'm in trouble:” Canadians, Brit faces 10 years in prison for alleged graffiti

Security cameras show Furlong Lee, 23, and Schneider, 22, spraying a message on the walls of Tha Pae Gate in…

Security cameras show Furlong Lee, 23, and Schneider, 22, spraying a message on the walls of Tha Pae Gate in the northern province of Chiang Mai

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – The mother of a Canadian arrested in northern Thailand on allegations of spraying paint on an old wall says her daughter made a drunk mistake.

Tara Schneider, living in Grande Prairie, Alta., Said that she received a phone call from her daughter Brittney around 3:30 AM Thursday.

“She just said,” Mom, I’m in trouble, “she told the Canadian press on Friday.” I said, “What’s wrong? Are you ok?”

“She said,” Yes, I’m OK, but I’m in prison. “I asked her what she was doing and she told me, and our phone call ended shortly after they took the phone shortly thereafter.”

Security cameras show Furlong Lee, 23, and Schneider , 22, which spouts a message on the walls of Tha Pae Gate in the northern province of Chiang Mai.

Col. Teaserak Sriprasert, chief of the Chiang Mai police, said the tourists were in custody and have been subject to vandalization of registered antique items, implying a penalty of up to 10 years in jail and one million baht – or 40,000 dollars – good.

The boss said that the couple agreed to spray the message out of drunk revelry. He said Lee, who is from Liverpool, admits he wrote “Scouser Lee” on the wall, while Brittney told the police that she wrote the letter “B” beneath it.

Tha Pae gate from the 1300’s is part of an ancient wall that forms a square around Chiang Mai’s inner city.

Schneider said her daughter told her she was full and she accompanied.

You would have to know Brittney to know that this is not her.

“When she wrote the letter B, she knew it was wrong right away,” said her mother. “She knew and she interrupted the engagement.”

She said she is overwhelmed by the charges against her daughter. She likes many, she has friends everywhere in the country. People are confused

“You would have to know Brittney knowing that this is not her,” said Schneider. “She likes many, she has friends everywhere in the country. People are confused.

” This is something you can expect, no word of lies, from my son. I’m sorry to say that, but not my daughter, not my Brittney.

“She never did a bad thing in her life.”

An official with Global Affairs Canada said the department is aware of the charges against Schneider.

“Consular services are given to a Canadian citizen arrested in Thailand,” says spokesman Philip Hannan. “Canadian consular officials are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information.”

Schneider’s mother said they had worked with the consulate.

“We have now sent the security. The bail was put to 149,000 Thai baht, which is $ 6,000 Canadian,” she said. “It has been sent off in the process and she will be released monday.”

Schneider said her daughter will not be able to leave the country until the trial so she will fly to Thailand as soon as possible to be with her

“I would like to be there for her while she is waiting on trial so she’s not alone. “

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