The Australian tourist breaks into tears while smiling Bali politicians parade him in front of the local media

Terrified of the Australian tourist, 24, collapsed in tears while smiling Bali police officers paraded him in front of the media after being accused of grabbing a woman's bag – and he could have been in prison for SEVEN YEARS

  • An Australian carpenter can face seven years in an Indonesian prison
  • Matthew Woods, 24, is said to have taken a bag from a Canadian tourist in Bali
  • He cried and hung his head while the laughing police paraded him to the local media
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A terrified Australian tourist accused of having stolen a bag was shed in tears when the smiling police officers from Bali paraded him in front of the media.

Matthew Richard Woods, 24, could be detained for seven years in an Indonesian prison if he is convicted of grabbing a bag from a Canadian woman in Bali & Canggu on June 19.

The carpenter reportedly stole a bag from Soraya Deghan, 20, before taking an outing with a partner on a motorcycle on Fisherman Ring Road at 10 p.m.

A handcuffed Woods cried and hung his head when he was shown to local media by the police in Kuta on Friday.

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& # 39; Look at me, look at me & # 39 ;, said a cameraman in a video of the press conference.

Police laughed when the accused bag catcher tried to dodge the camera by crawling behind the table.

Matthew Richard Woods (photo), 24, can face seven years in an Indonesian prison if he is convicted of grabbing a bag from a Canadian woman in Bali & Canggu on June 19

Matthew Richard Woods (photo), 24, can face seven years in an Indonesian prison if he is convicted of grabbing a bag from a Canadian woman in Bali & Canggu on June 19

Police (photo) laughed when the suspect bag snatcher hung his head for the local media

Police (photo) laughed when the suspect bag snatcher hung his head for the local media

Police (photo) laughed when the suspect bag snatcher hung his head for the local media

& # 39; The perpetrators were called by residents. By the way, there was a police officer who was patrolling there, so he escaped the tantrums of that time, & said police chief I Dewa Putu Gede Anom to the Bali Express.

Woods reportedly stole a yellow bag (photo)
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Woods reportedly stole a yellow bag (photo)

Woods reportedly stole a yellow bag (photo)

Woods was detained by police after local residents arrested and handed over civilians.

A yellow bag with a gold iPhone X and Rp. 244,000 (AUD $ 25) were seized as evidence.

The 24-year-old was on holiday in Bali the last month before he was arrested.

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Woods, found guilty, is now faced with a maximum sentence of seven years in jail under Article 363 of Indonesia for theft committed by two or more people.

His motorcycle partner is reportedly still on the run.

Police (photo) shows evidence to the media, including a gold iPhone X (pictured left)

Police (photo) shows evidence to the media, including a gold iPhone X (pictured left)

Police (photo) shows evidence to the media, including a gold iPhone X (pictured left)

Woods (photo) seemed to cry when he tried to dodge cameras by crawling behind the table

Woods (photo) seemed to cry when he tried to dodge cameras by crawling behind the table

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Woods (photo) seemed to cry when he tried to dodge cameras by crawling behind the table

The carpenter reportedly stole a bag from Soraya Deghan, 20, before allegedly taking an outing with a partner on a motorcycle on Fisherman Ring Road in Canggu (photo)

The carpenter reportedly stole a bag from Soraya Deghan, 20, before allegedly taking an outing with a partner on a motorcycle on Fisherman Ring Road in Canggu (photo)

The carpenter reportedly stole a bag from Soraya Deghan, 20, before allegedly taking an outing with a partner on a motorcycle on Fisherman Ring Road in Canggu (photo)

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