Swedish man caught stealing 2 motorcycles in Pattaya (video)

Photo via Facebook/ Thirasak Sonchoy

Police arrested an injured Swedish man outside a hotel in the Na Jomtien neighbourhood of Pattaya on Sunday after he stole two motorcycles from a taxi driver and a local.

Security camera footage from a kratom shop at the crime scene captured the first theft at midnight on June 2. The shop owner shared the video on social media.

“Pattaya is savage. A foreigner stole a motorcycle. The car owner got the vehicle back but the foreign thief managed to escape.”

In the video, the foreign man, later identified as 34 year old Swedish national Oliver Joakim Stare, approached a motorcycle taxi driver, pushed him off the vehicle, and rode away. The driver can be seen running after him.

The motorcycle taxi rider, 45 year old Thotsaporn Meesamut, told Channel 7 that he was not the only victim. Stare went on to steal another motorcycle from someone at the Foodland supermarket.

Thotsaporn recounted the theft stating Stare approached him, asking for a ride, but he refused due to suspecting Stare was drunk. However, Stare followed him from behind, pursued him, and stole his motorcycle, as seen in the video.

Stare then crashed Thotsaporn’s motorcycle into another local’s motorcycle and fled the scene, leaving the motorcycle behind.

Thotsaporn continued to the Foodland supermarket, where he spotted Stare and attempted to warn others about him. Stare then unexpectedly stole another motorcycle and fled the supermarket.

Stare crashed this second stolen motorcycle outside Big C supermarket and was eventually arrested at a hotel in the Na Jomtien area. He sustained a head wound from the accident.

The hotel’s security guard informed officers from Na Jomtien Police Station that Stare sought help, claiming he was attacked by a group of people. However, the guard noticed signs of a crash and blood on the stolen motorcycle, raising suspicions and prompting him to call the police.

Police have not yet revealed the official charges issued against the Swedish man. Thotsaporn requested that police conduct tests on Stare for both drug use and mental illness to prevent him from repeating this behaviour.


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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at petch@thethaiger.com.

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