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Prisoner Caught On CCTV Escaping From Jail In Guards Uniform

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Prisoner Caught On CCTV Escaping From Jail In Phetchabun

A prisoner who walked right out the front door of Phetchabun prison dressed as a guard was arrested a couple of hours after making his great escape this afternoon.

Wutthichai Dechasitthanwat, 35, had been remanded in custody since July while waiting for a court case for seven charges of theft.

However, the suspect feared he would receive a long sentence and hatched a plan to escape from the jail in Phetchabun, central Thailand.

Wutthichai picked up a guards uniform and cap with a face mask to hide his features. He then completed the look by carrying a clipboard under his arm.

Incredibly, Wutthichai walked out of his cell wearing his disguise and oblivious prison staff opened the front doors for him – straight into the open car park and away to freedom.


The fugitive took a taxi to his house before riding away on his old motorcycle and heading for the north of the country.

Furious prison chiefs realised they had been duped when they checked Wutthichai’s cell later in the afternoon, which sparked a police manhunt.

Officers said they traced a mobile phone signal which lead them to Wutthichai who was hiding in an abandoned house in the same province.

He was arrested – without his disguise – and hauled back to prison where he now faces additional charges of escaping from custody.

Escaping From Jail In Phetchabun

Police Major General Atthasit Sudsanguan said a ”large scale search” had been launched as soon as the prisoner was reported missing.

He added: ”We are now investigating how the prisoner could escape without anybody noticing.

”He said that he acted alone but we will need to be sure that there were no accomplices that helped him.

”We are preparing extra charges against him for breaking out of jail.”

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83 pubs in the capital were temporarily shuttered on Saturday due to fire safety failings.

Following the fire at a Sattahip pub in the early hours of Friday morning that left 15 people dead, the Governor of Bangkok ordered inspections at entertainment venues across all 50 districts.

So far over 400 Bangkok venues have been inspected to ensure fire exits and escape routes are adequate and up to standard.

With tourists starting to return, the governor said it was important to step up safety measures.

Governor Chadchart has ordered further inspections in a bid to weed out entertainment venues operating illegally.

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