PHUKET TOWN: A worker from Isaan was arrested on Saturday after he was caught cooking a dog he had stolen from a neighbor. Pol Capt Suwarit Prommul of Phuket Town Police Station told the Gazette that police were called by the dog’s owner, a Khun Kanda. She told them that in the morning she had let her one-year-old dog out into the street in front of her home. She then went back inside to do some cleaning. About 15 minutes later she heard the sound of her dog screaming. She searched, but could not find him. Police checked a house where Khun Kanda believed the cries had come from. Inside, they found a man from Sakorn Nakhon filleting the remains of the hapless canine. They also found a cooking pot in which the man was boiling some of the animal’s innards into what they described as a “tom yam ma”. The man told police that he had bought a bottle of Mekhong for breakfast, but that he had had nothing to eat to eat with it — and no more money. When he saw the dog running around, he decided that it would go well with the whiskey. He had therefore caught the animal and beaten it to death with a piece of wood. Police charged the man with theft and cruelty to an animal. And Khun Kanda is seeking compensation of 3,000 baht.
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