Saliva smearer at BTS elevator sentenced to jail


BANGKOK — A man shown in the CCTV footage last week smearing the BTS elevator buttons with his saliva was apprehended by the police and sentenced to 15 days detention by a court on Tuesday.

Ekkachai Kantamala, 32, who dirtied the elevator at BTS National Stadium, was given a lighter sentence on public disturbance and uncleanliness offenses after he tested negative for the coronavirus.

Had he tested positive, Ekkachai would have been charged under violation of public health decrees, an offense that carries a jail term of one year.

Police officers said on Tuesday they are still unsure of his motive; a diagnosis by Police General Hospital cleared Ekkachai of any psychiatric disorders. He also confessed to the charge, police said.

Per today’s verdict by the Pathum Wan Municipal Court, Ekkachai would be held at Pathum Thani Provincial Central Probation Center.

Source: Khaosod English

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