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Lucky escape for mother and baby after stray bullet enters house

Maya Taylor



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A woman in the eastern province of Chon Buri has told of her lucky escape, after a stray bullet pierced the roof of her home and landed in the room where she was trying to get her baby to sleep. The woman, named in a Thai Residents report as 25 year old Aphitsaya Raksasuk, was attempting to get the 1 year old baby to sleep during the New Year countdown, when she heard a loud sound on the roof of her house. Turning on the light in the room, she saw that part of the ceiling had fallen on to the floor, with a bullet lying next to the debris.

The woman called her father, who took her to file a report at the local police station in the Panthong district. It’s understood officers requested a photograph of the bullet but did not visit the woman’s home to investigate further. The woman has posted about her experience on social media, urging people to stop shooting guns as a way of celebrating the New Year.

“I want to leave a message to those who like shooting into the sky to please stop. If it drops onto someone it can kill them. The bullet fell right where my baby likes to sit. We were really lucky that no one was injured. I hope the police helps track down who did this.”

SOURCE: Thai Residents


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    Mister Stretch

    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 11:22 am

    This happened at my house (and my neighbor’s) a few years ago.

    The bullet came through the roof, ceiling and rattled around our upstairs bathroom.

    The BiB were called, they looked and proclaimed that some idiot shot his pistol in the air and what goes up must come down.

    They suggested we sleep downstairs the following year.

    No other action was taken.

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    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    To your knowledge which is limited.

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      Mister Stretch

      Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 1:55 pm

      Amazing how you can make such a comment when you know nothing of me, the policemen involved or any follow-up meetings or discussions.

      It’s asses like you that have finally convinced me to read the articles on Thaiger and let the commentors piss all over each other.

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        Issan John

        Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 6:26 pm

        Exactly, Mr S.

        It happens regularly in Thailand, and I’ve never heard of any BiB follow up.

        Fortunately not as often as in the Middle East and Afghanistan, where it’s par for the course not just at New Year but weddings, funerals and birthdays. Absolutely stupid.

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        Toby Andrews

        Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 6:28 pm

        He gets his jollys by putting in two line posts insulting people Mr Stretch.
        a keyboard warrior, with nothing to write except abuse

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    James Pate

    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    This could have turned out much worse! So happy no one was hurt!

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    If the bullet was undamaged they could match it to a gun, but they will not because the chances of being paid a bribe are slim. Bribes are what motivates the Thai police.

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      Issan John

      Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 2:11 pm

      Hardly likely to be “undamaged” after going through the roof then the ceiling!

      There’s little the BiB could have done to put together a case against any firer, but they could at least spread the word about the dangers.

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    Malc Thai

    Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Most bullets go up at a high velocity but only come back down at the speed of gravity.. think 120 mph maximum..would hurt but I’m sure not kill at that speed

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      Issan John

      Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 2:14 pm

      Unlikely to kill after going through the roof and the ceiling, but at that speed (that of a black powder / low velocity round or an arrow) it could certainly kill anyone in the open.

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