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Broke Buriram Man Steals Police Pickup To Go Home

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Broke Buriram Man Steals Police Pickup To Go Home

A 31-year-old man down on his luck who stole a police pickup to get home has been arrested and charged with theft.

The broke man from Buriram spent his last 140 baht on a bus ticket that took him as far as Satul district where he wandered around trying to figure out how he’d make the last leg of his journey when he spotted the pickup parked outside a bank.

An eyewitness who seels snacks at a food stall outside the bank told the two cops who parked their pickup that she thought the man was an undercover cop until he sped off driving through a red light.

food stall outside the bank

The thief told officers the engine was running and when he opened the door he said all he could feel was the cold air blowing and decided this was his chariot home.

He made it only 4 kilometres down the road before running into a police checkpoint where he was apprehended when it became clear he was no policeman and he’d nicked the vehicle.

Down the station, he gave the boys in brown his sob story that he was broke and just wanted to get home.

Officers at first thought he was high or drunk but both tests came back negative.

He was charged with theft and bailed pending a court appearance.

Local media didn’t report if he was offered a lift home or not.



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Kirsty Jones Murder Case Closed After 20 Years

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Kirsty Jones Murder Case Closed After 20 Years

A 20-year investigation into the murder of Welsh backpacker Kirsty Jones closed on Sunday after the statute of limitation ended.

Miss Jones was 23-years-old when she was raped and strangled at a guesthouse in Chiang Mai back in August 2000. Her killer is now a free man and can’t be prosecuted after escaping justice for two decades.

Kirsty arrived in Chiang Mai following time in Singapore and Malaysia during her gap year.

After spending an evening out with friends, she was attacked in the early hours of August 10 in her room.

The case has been shrouded in mystery and conspiracy theories ever since, starting only days after the body was discovered.

Kirsty’s mother Sue Jones said: “It is a really sad time for us as a family.

“We have worked hard over all of these years to keep the Thai authorities interested in Kirsty’s case and to ensure that the investigation continued to try to identify the persons responsible for her murder.

“Kirsty was a bright, intelligent, independent young woman who had the world at her feet. Kirsty has gone from our lives, whilst her killer remains at large.

“Had they been brought to justice the sadness and emptiness would remain the same but it may have brought us some closure.

“I hope we have done her proud in trying to get justice.”



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Factory Worker’s Legs Crushed By Huge Steel Coil

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Legs Crushed By Huge Steel Coi

A factory worker was left with crushed legs after a three-tonne steel coil fell on him while on duty at an industrial parts warehouse in Samut Prakan.

CCTV footage shows the man controlling a pulley to move the steel coils when one toppled over onto his legs last Monday.

Struggling to breathe, he tried to push the heavy metal off his body while shouting for help from his colleagues.

One of his co-workers rushed to help him while another worker helped removed the metal.

Emergency services rushed him to a local hospital where he was found to have suffered two broken legs.

Police said the incident was being dealt with internally by the factory and the injured worker.





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Three Bikers Clotheslined And Killed By Tow Rope

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Three Bikers Clotheslined And Killed By Tow Rope

Three bikers died after being clotheslined by a rope from a truck towing a bus in Suphanburi province on Sunday afternoon.

Two of the men, aged 20 and 22, died at the scene with a third man, 29, dying a short time later at Sriprajan Hospital.

The three men were at the front of a pack of around 40 bikers heading home when they accelerated to squeeze between the truck and the bus crossing ahead of them unaware of the tow rope.



Truck driver Sakon Wutthichai, 48, told police he was towing the bus to Ayutthaya after it ran out of gas.

Both Wutthichai and the bus driver, Nakhon Srimuang, have been charged with reckless driving with police considering further charges.



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