Penniless American jumps to death from Pattaya condo


An American man who spent all his money but didn’t want to go home committed suicide by throwing himself from the 27th floor of central Pattaya condominium.

Douglas Rex Rinehart, 52, was captured on video lying on a ledge on outside a room in the View Talay 6 condo tower next to Central Festival Pattaya Beach Nov. 5. After a crowd and police assembled, he rolled off and fell to the third-floor pool area where he was pronounced dead.

Rinehart had no identification on him, but police found his expired passport and a suicide note at the 27th floor elevator.

The note said he spent all his money and his passport was expired. But, he wrote, he did not want to go home and wanted to “party here for a long time.”