Barmy Farrang Barricades Self Inside Phuket Condo After Being Refused Rent Receipt

Published on 3rd February 2019 by Stickboy BKK

Barmy Farrang Barricades Self Inside Phuket Condo

An Australian-born Brit who has barricaded himself in his Phuket apartment for three weeks because his landlord didn’t give him a receipt has until Feb. 21 to open the door before police break it down.

David Maclean, originally from Brisbane, has refused to pay another satang in rent or open the door since Jan. 14. Obviously well stocked for his strike, Maclean told the media via e-mail that landlord Utumporn Tantivit refused to give him written proof previous rent was paid. So he tossed his toys of the pram and refused to give her 8,000 he owes.

Utumporn went to Tourist Police earlier, saying she wanted the barmy farrang out of her flat, but they couldn’t get in. So she went to Phuket Provincial Police Friday.

Phuket’s governor and a representative from the British embassy joined the cops, then the fire department was called in when someone speculated Maclean might jump out his ninth-storey window. Authorities talked at him through the door for two hours while firefighters put out an inflatable mattress below.

Barmy Farrang Barricades Self Inside Phuket Condo

Barmy Farrang Barricades Self Inside Phuket Condo

He didn’t jump and people are now questioning why the police thought he might.

Pol. Capt. Eakkachai Siri of the Phuket Tourist Police said they only want to end the situation safely and ensure Maclean is not injured.

Authorities decided to de-escalate the situation and went back to the doughnut shop, saying they’d come back on Feb. 21 when Maclean’s visa expires. Then Immigration Police can legally storm the apartment and grab him, hopefully before he joins the Phuket Flying Club.

Photo Credit: Sanook / ManagerOnline

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