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Drunk tourist knocks tooth out of volunteer foreign policeman in Walking Street arrest

 

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Siam Chon News reported that a drunk foreign tourist - arrested for not paying his bar tab - then attacked a Russian volunteer tourist policeman at the checkpoint by the entrance to Walking Street, South Pattaya.

 

Mervyn Michael, 58, was apparently already in custody when a fight broke out with forty eight year old volunteer Vyacheslav Cherepanov in which an upper left tooth was knocked out of his mouth.

 

The cop went to hospital while the tourist was detained.

 

The incident happened around 1 am this morning.

 

Siam Chon News said that the tourist's nationality was not clear.

 

Source: Siamchon News

 
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Hopefully this incident will bring home the message that Police volunteers are there to help with translation/explanations etc "NOT" dress up like they are in a swat team and arrest/detain people or enforce the law. They are not police and have no police powers and should stop acting like they do.

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Some off topic and troll posts have been removed, there is no excuse for hitting another person in or out of a uniform so lets discuss that please:

 

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Once again, people knock the volunteer Tourist police. No pay, long hours dealing with drunk idiots, buy all their own gear and uniforms and generally assist folks with problems or just advice into the early hours of the morning, and are in danger of getting hurt while doing so. There is also some serious misunderstanding of what they have the right to do. If under supervision and/or orders by Thai officers they DO have the right to detain, restrain and otherwise do what is necessary in all situations.

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Whether the volunteers have police powers or not, it is all about what the average man on the street perceives.   If something looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck,  then it probably is a duck.     

 

If a drunk ran amuck and knocked a cop's tooth out in my part of the world, he would end up at the station with his own face banged up beyond recognition.    The fellow in this incident has much to be thankful for. 

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4 hours ago, Get Real said:

And almost everybody blaming or making a joke out of the police. Unfathomable!

It would be unfathonable were that the case, however most of the replies seem to be (rightly) supportive of the tourist police.

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