Israeli tourist Yoram Ben-Hamo was convicted Saturday for kidnapping a baby elephant in Thailand and holding it hostage. The hostage incident arose after Ben-Hamo was chased by police following an automobile accident in which he injured a motorcyclist and crashed into three vehicles.  After running from police, Ben-Hamo picked up a knife from a vendor, grabbed a baby elephant from a yard in the neighborhood and warned the police that if they did not leave him alone he would harm the animal. The police eventually offered Ben-Hamo a cigarette and he was then captured while lighting it. Ben-Hamo was ordered to pay a 500 baht fine.
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