Two Sodomites were arrested for exposing their asses at a holy temple in Thailand and positing it on Instagram.
Two American men who ran an Instagram account called “Traveling Butts” where they showcased their bare behinds at famous places around the world have been arrested for pulling the stunt in Thailand.
Travis and Joseph Dasilva, both 38, a married couple from San Diego, are accused of exposing themselves in a butt selfie — or “belfie” — in front of Bangkok’s famous Wat Arun, or Temple of Dawn, according to ABC News.
Signs outside the Buddhist temple ask tourists to wear modest clothing covering their shoulders and knees, ABC reported.
The men posted the photo online last week and had been on a government watch list ever since. Immigration police took them into custody Tuesday at Don Mueang International Airport as they were leaving the country.
“The two American citizens have admitted taking the picture,” district Police Chief Jaruphat Thongkomol told the media. He said the men might have taken a similar photo at another temple in Bangkok.
The Bangkok Post reported the men were fined $153 each and that police on Wednesday were preparing serious computer crime charges for posting pornographic photos on the Internet, and religious insult.
Together, the charges pose a possible punishment of 12 years in prison, according to the Post.
For some reason Americans think they can act in foreign countries like they do at home. Most foreign countries, especially those in the Far East, take their laws seriously, especially when foreigners break them.
This from the US Embassy in Thailand: Americans traveling or living in Thailand are subject to the laws of the Kingdom of Thailand. Please bear in mind that the U.S. Mission Thailand is limited by jurisdiction in the assistance it can provide to U.S. citizen arrested in Thailand. The U.S. government has no funds for your legal fees or other related expenses.