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Man allegedly steals excavating tractor, smashes into police pickup truck

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A man was arrested after he allegedly stole a backhoe excavating tractor and smashed the digging bucket into a motorcycle and a police pickup truck. 42 year old Rungniran Songsan was charged with theft and criminal damage.

Police were called to the scene after Rungniran allegedly took off on the backhoe in a rural road in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok, and damaged a construction contractor’s motorbike. Police blocked the road with the department’s pickup truck, but Rungniran allegedly used the backhoe to push the truck into a nearby canal, causing severe damages to the truck.

With Rungniran headed in the direction of a busy night market just 400 metres away, police stopped the backhoe by firing shots at the tractor’s engine.

Police arrested Rungniran. They say he also tested positive for drugs.

SOURCE: Thai Visa

 

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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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