Wanted Americans nabbed in Thailand

Yet more wanted US criminals have turned up in Thailand. From the Gazette yesterday:

A man wanted for child molestation by police in the US state of Missouri was arrested Tuesday afternoon and has been turned over to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for extradition.

[Earl Russel] Bonds, 42, was handed to FBI agents at Phuket International Airport last night and flown to Bangkok to await an extradition order to the US.

This Bonds story was all over Fox News and was made especially creepy by the fact that a short story he wrote can be read online. The story, which one first prize in a competition, is about a boy who is molested by his father. I may post excerpts from the story later.

Then the “ponytail bandit” turned up on Khao San. From The Nation today:

Police have arrested a 21-year-old American woman dubbed the "ponytail bandit", who is accused of robbing seven banks in three US states. They arrested her in a hotel in Khao San Road.

Acting on a request from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, police on Wednesday arrested Morgan Michelle Hoke, 21, at the Cha Cha Villa Hotel, Maj-General Direk Manolihakul, the acting Immigration Police commissioner, said.

Who else have we got hiding in Thailand's most conspicuous locations?

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6 thoughts on “Wanted Americans nabbed in Thailand

  1. Thailand is a large country, far away from America, many airplanes a day, cheap when you have dollars and many people speak English.

    There are also many wanted Americans, so not a surprise you find many of them in Thailand.

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