Phuket

Phuket dog turns in fugitive

PHUKET: An astute dog led police to arrest a fugitive who had escaped from a Phuket police pick-up truck yesterday as it was stopped at a red light (story here).

About 7 hours after 22-year-old Boonrit Boontang, arrested for motorbike theft, escaped from police custody while being transferred to Phuket Provincial Court, a barking dog gave up his hiding spot.

“We were still searching the jungle by Baan Natkamon 2 housing estate when a woman stopped us and said she had heard a dog barking, then pointed to a spot where she thought Mr Boonrit might be hiding,” Phuket City Police Deputy Superintendent Chao Phomna told the Phuket Gazette.

“We followed her direction and saw Mr Boonrit lying under a tree. When he saw us he tried to run away again, but he was not fast enough this time.”

The suspect was transferred to the Thalang Police Station and charged with evading arrest.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

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