Man treks up and down hill temple to steal donation box, finds out it’s empty

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A man attempted to steal donations made to a Chonburi temple only to discover there was nothing inside. Not only that, roughly 500 steps lead up to the hill temple. He didn’t notice the box was empty until he was back down at the bottom.

After walking up hundreds of steep steps and walking down with a heavy box, the man was probably upset to see that the box was empty, the head monk at the Phra Buddhabat Temple told Pattaya News. The monk says the man is a local resident who has mental disabilities. The monk says he will not press charges.

“There was basically nothing in the donation box. We decided not to press charges as the box was essentially empty and hope that the man will instead learn from his mistakes.”

Monks live at another temple at the bottom of the hill and they don’t go up to the hill temple very often. There are surveillance cameras that monitor the area and footage shows the man taking the large donation box. The box was found broken open at the bottom of the hill.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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Caitlin Ashworth

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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