Broke German overstays 4 months

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A 70-year-old German was arrested for overstaying his visa after falling in love with a Thai woman on whom he spent all his money.

Wolfgang Brandes was taken into custody by immigration police Jan. 29 after residents near Jomtien Beach’s Ron Po Market reported a foreigner acting strangely. They found Brandes wandering in the road.

His passport showed he had permission to stay in Thailand until Sept. 5, giving him a four-month, eight-day overstay.

Police said Brandes claimed he ended up overstaying because he had fallen in love with a Thai woman who had drained all his money, leaving him unable to return home. He said he’d been living on the streets since.

He will be deported back to Germany.

Wolfgang Brandes will be deported back to Germany after accumulating a 4-month overstay on his visa.Wolfgang Brandes will be deported back to Germany after accumulating a 4-month overstay on his visa.