A transvestite recently released after serving a prison sentence for theft landed behind bars again for allegedly pick-pocketing an Australian man.
Uthen Jariya, 34, was apprehended on Soi Buakaow near South Road Dec. 20 following the pick-pocketing complaint from Stewart Gambele, 54. The Aussie said he was walking on Beach Road near Walking Street when Uthen tried to befriend him and used the distraction to steal his mobile phone.
Uthen Jariya has been arrested and charged with theft of an Australian tourist’s cellphone.
Using Gambele’s description of the light-fingered cross-dresser, police found the Chiang Mai native walking near the Friendship Supermarket and searched him to find Gambele’s phone.
Police said the ladyboy confessed to taking the phone as he’d recently been let out of jail and didn’t have any money.