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Former Sheriff robbed en route from Bangkok

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MAI KHAO: A former Sheriff in San Bernadino County, California, had valuables stolen from his luggage while it was on an Orient Thai Airlines One-Two-Go flight from Bangkok to Phuket on January 10.

Californian Larry Morgan, who is in Thailand on a month-long trip, said that he checked his bag in with One-Two-Go staff at Suvarnabhumi Airport about 7 pm on January 10. His flight, OG261, was due to depart at 8:15 pm, arriving in Phuket at 9:35 pm.

When he collected his bag in Phuket, one of the zip tabs had been cut, leaving the zip free to be opened.

His video and digital cameras and mobile phone had been stolen, a loss of more than US$500 (18,000 baht), he said.

Mr Morgan reported the crime to the Orient Thai Airlines office at Phuket International Airport (PIA) and later with the Tourist Police in Patong.

He was given a “Property Irregularity Report” by the airline, but told that Orient Thai Airlines is not liable for losses of electronic goods, among a list of many other valuable items.

The airline initially declined any form of compensation, in accordance with their conditions of travel, despite the fact that Mr Morgan had no other travel insurance.

Two other passengers on the flight also complained of having their baggage tampered with, said Mr Morgan.

However, Adun Rattanapalin, Orient Thai Airlines Station Chief in Phuket, said that those two complaints were about damage to baggage, rather than theft.

K. Adun said that this was the first such case Orient Thai has had in Phuket. He and his staff are investigating the case and will send details to the airline’s head office in Bangkok, he assured.

Although the airline does not usually compensate passengers for the loss of valuables in hold baggage, it might consider making an exception in this case, he said.

“We will have to ask our management board to consider [compensating Mr Morgan] as we are worried about damage to our good image,” K. Adun said.

However, an angry Mr Morgan said, “I trusted that the airline employees would be honest and professional. I guess I was wrong.

“I couldn’t believe that my personal belongings could be in jeopardy on a one-hour flight from Bangkok to Phuket.

“I now have to go up to Chiang Mai with only a disposable camera.”



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Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room

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PHOTOS: Rawai Rescue workers / Phuket Tourist Police

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened.

The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that the tourist had checked into the room on February 13.

The tourist didn’t actually jump down from the building but had moved a mattress from his room on to the awning and slept on it (mosquitos!!) He was also drunk and damaged some property inside the room.

The man is a 37 year old Estonian tourist. He was staying at the room with a 25 year old male friend.

Chalong Police have charged them both with being drunk and damaging property. They have said that they will pay for all damages to the owner of the property. They are heading back home on February 26.

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Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

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PHOTO: Patong Police

Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week.

Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media.

Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE.

Patong Police report that they have now arrested one motorbike racer and charged him with the maximum fine.

Patong Police are also asking motorbike rental operators to explain basic traffic rules for motorbike drivers who want to rent a motorbike.

(The Thaiger is assuming this would be covered when they get their motorbike license, which they are required to have before a motorbike is rented to them.)

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500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong

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Patong Development Foundation together with Patong Police and Patong Municipality have given 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong today under the campaign ‘Wear your helmet’.

Handing out the 500 helmets to motorbike user in Patong was led by Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee, Patong Municipality Chalermluck Kebsup and President of Patong Development Foundation Preechawut ‘Prap’ Keesin.

Col Anothai says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and died in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers wearing helmets. ”

“More motorbike riders are now wearing helmets as the number of not wearing helmet charges has been dropping in Patong with better enforcement.”

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