A beggar pretending to be blind who was caught on camera driving an SUV has told police it was all his daughter fault.
Somporn Kueyen was filmed parking a Toyota Fortuner outside a temple in Bang Yai, Nonthaburi which was posted to Facebook. After parking up, he walked around the corner is his old rags, put on sunglasses and a hat then pretended to be blind as he begged for money.
The 65-year-old told police he had many failed businesses and racked up huge gambling debts and he turned to begging when his daughter who worked overseas refused to bail him out.
He was fined 1,000 baht and promised to stop begging.
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