U.S. fugitive nabbed in Pattaya

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An American fugitive wanted for drug possession back home was captured in Pattaya.

Sean Nicholls Tobin, 30, was apprehended by immigration police Nov. 2 at Suksabai Villa. Tobin tried to run when he saw officers, but was surrounded.

Under questioning, the American said he did not have his passport handy, but entered the country on Oct. 5, and obtained another 14-day visa stamp at the border Oct. 22.

American Sean Nicholls Tobin (2nd left) was arrested after neighbors reported to police how they thought he was acting suspiciously by not coming out of his apartment during daylight hours.American Sean Nicholls Tobin (2nd left) was arrested after neighbors reported to police how they thought he was acting suspiciously by not coming out of his apartment during daylight hours.

Police said the arrest came after neighbors reported him acting suspiciously, never venturing outside during daylight hours.

He is wanted on an arrest warrant issued in the U.S. state of North Carolina for drug possession and was prepared for deportation.