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Loan sharks allegedly threatened 8 year old boy




Police are trying to track down 2 men who allegedly trespassed inside someone’s home in Chiang Mai and threatened an 8 year old boy, claiming his mother owes them money.

The boy was home alone when the alleged loan sharks parked their black truck and entered the house looking for the mother. When they saw she wasn’t home, they allegedly threatened the child, saying… “Take care of your mom, she might die before she pays off her debt.”

The boy’s mother, 43 year old Saithong filed a report with police, saying that she was scared something might happen to her or her children. Thai media says the family is “shocked” and “scared.”

Officers from both the Hod Police Station and Jom Thong Police Station are investigating. Police say the threat violates Thailand’s Child Protection Act. If they find the men who made the threat, police say they will arrest them.

Police are asking the public to report any threats made by loan sharks.

SOURCE: Thai Residents


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  1. Perceville Smithers

    Friday, September 11, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    That qualifies as a threat?

    • rinky stingpiece

      Friday, September 11, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      It’s not a very nice thing to say to 8-year-old whether it’s shouted with angry grimaces, or whispered in their ear, or addressed politely from someone in a uniform with a clipboard, how on earth can child that age understand, they take things literally.

  2. Toby Andrews

    Friday, September 11, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    The mother was threatened not the boy.
    Now the mother twists the matter to involve the police because she does not want to pay.
    These lovely cuddly loan sharks lend to persons who nobody else will loan to, and when these persons will not pay back, the loan sharks are the villains.
    There are legal loan companies who, when all the charges and taxes are included lend money at a very high rate, and they want collateral!
    One could thing about loan sharks, they lend on the spot, not in three days time after an interview at the bank.
    Loan sharks are not sharks, they are just money lenders who have to charge a high interest, because the creditors might abscond, or die on purpose so they do not have to pay up.


    • Preesy Chepuce

      Friday, September 11, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      You can’t be seriously advocating loan sharks?! What colour is the sky in your world?!

      • Toby Andrews

        Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 1:20 pm

        Pressy if you were a single mother with three kids, and the electricity is about to be cut off, the loan shark would present money on the spot, to pay, and the single mother and kids would have power over the weekend.
        The loan shark will not harm the mother if she did not pay, but he might take the 50 inch flat screen TV.
        Loan sharks have a bad rep.

    • Paul Chitcha

      Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:33 am

      I agree to what you said Toby, you pay what you owe as the agreements,if you don’t then there is some circumstances you have to deal with, in this case the mother got the polices to involve trying not to pay. Shame the mother not the loan shark.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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