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Thai tourist beaten, stabbed, robbed

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PHUKET CITY (SAPHAN HIN): Police have issued an arrest warrant for a motorcycle taxi driver who assaulted and robbed a passenger early yesterday morning and left him bleeding in the middle of the road.

A local Thai-language newspaper identified the victim as 43-year-old Nakhon Sawan resident Kittiporn Jongsiri, holder of a master’s degree from prestigious Chulalongkorn University.

From his bed at Vachira Phuket Hospital, Mr Kittiporn told investigators that he had arrived at the Phuket City bus terminal that night on his way to visit his girlfriend in Patong.

When a motorcycle taxi driver passed and offered him a ride, he accepted. But rather than head directly to Patong, the pair first went to a karaoke bar behind Wat Saensuk. By the time they had paid the bill, the motorcycle taxi driver said he was too drunk to drive all the way to Patong. He therefore offered to let Mr Kittiporn stay at his flat on Saphan Hin Soi 5, saying he would take him to Patong the following day.

When they arrived on Soi 5, however, the taxi driver began kicking and punching Mr Kittiporn before drawing a 12-inch knife and slashing Mr Kittiporn on the top of the head and on the right arm.

Pleading for mercy, Mr Kittiporn told the motorcycle taxi driver he could take whatever he wanted in exchange for sparing his life.

The taxi driver, later identified as 28-year-old Jaroernsak Rungkhochaporn, ran off into a nearby house with 3,500 baht in cash along with the victim’s mobile phone and laptop computer.

Mr Kittipong was left bleeding profusely in the middle of Soi 5. His calls for help were answered by local residents, who dialed 191.

A team of police led by Phuket Provincial Police Commander Apirak Hongtong responded to the call and workers from the Kusoldharm Foundation rushed the victim to hospital.

Maj Gen Apirak ordered Phuket City Police to track down Mr Jaroernsak. A search of his room on Soi 5 uncovered the stolen computer and mobile phone, which have already been returned to the victim.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Mr Jaroernsak, who remains at large.



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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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