Defiant Brit jailed for stealing shop owner’s motorbike

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Soi Buakaow residents apprehended a British man accused of stealing a neighborhood businesswoman’s motorbike.

Sean Patrick Flanagan, 57, was corralled near the Little Cross Hotel March 25 after Pisamai Ieminth, 51, called for help, claiming the Brit had stolen her grey Yamaha Nuevo. Police arrested Flanagan after arriving at the scene.

Security footage showing a Caucasian male allegedly stealing a motorcycle. Security footage showing a Caucasian male allegedly stealing a motorcycle.

Pisamai said she was pulling her car in at her Buakaow Mortgage shop when she saw someone stealing her motorbike parked there. She told police she ran inside to check security camera footage and was shocked to see it was a foreigner taking the bike.

She ran back outside and pursued the thief, spotting her motorbike near some beer bars. Flanagan tried to escape when he spotted her, Pisamai said, and she screamed for help to catch him.

Police said Flanagan remained defiant at Pattaya Police Station, refusing to surrender his passport, denying the theft charges and refusing to sign the charges. He was jailed pending further action.