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Noodle seller escapes injury after Chiang Mai police fire on fleeing motorist at alcohol checkpoint

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Noodle seller escapes injury after Chiang Mai police fire on fleeing motorist at alcohol checkpoint

 

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Picture: Manager online

 

A noodle seller working the late night shift on a road leading to Mae Rim had a lucky escape after a shell casing smashed into a pot lid that he was holding.

 

Chang Pheuak police had opened fire on a motorist who failed to stop at an alcohol checkpoint at 2 am on Tuesday morning.

 

Natthawut, the younger brother of the noodle man, went on Facebook to have a go at the police. 

 

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Picture: Manager online

 

They contacted him later and all was settled amicably - the police were just doing their job, agreed Natthawut. 

 

It was accepted that the path of the actual bullet was not directed towards the noodle stand. 

 

Source: Manager Online

 
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The old adage "too close for comfort" has just been redefined.

 

"all was settled amicably". This is one cool noodle seller !

(maybe the police handed HIM a brown envelope)

 

 

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I remember seeing on Tv once, there's a guy with a woman hostage

standing in the middle of the road, on the right side there's 6-7 

police guns drawn pointing at the guy, on the left side ditto,with

the mandatory crowds of gawkers standing behind them on both 

sides. I am thinking if this hostage taker shoots the hostage,or at

the police,there's going to be a bloodbath,police with guns facing

at each other with crowds of people behind. after a long standoff

the hostage taker gave up, but it could have ended so tragically,

 

regards Worgeordie

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Wow, just saw this. We live right there, the corner shophouse. Picture attached for reference.

 

Yes, it was a rather rude wake up call that night. 2am ish and "blam! Blam!". I remember hearing the noodle seller having a fit and I thought he got shot. Don't speak much Thai, but my wife said he's just being dramatic.

 

Anyway, I thought it was pretty reckless for the cops to open fire like that. It's a pretty crowded area and most people there, like us, live where we trade in the day.

 

I was particularly concerned because in our house it's just me, my wife and our 2 infant daughters. If the bullets headed towards the noodle store we're, like, just a little bit up and left.

 

I thought what the police normally do is have a patrol car stationed somewhere up the road in case of runners. Not the cops here, it seems.

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Absolutely ridiculous shooting in such a built up area and at someone in a moving vehicle.

Not really much hope if the average Joe Bloggs defines this as "doing their job"!

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I recall how a couple of years ago I was reading a post in which one of ThaiVisa members recalled his horror of being caught in the cross-fire outside a Big-C (or a similar supermarket) in Pattaya.... 

 

A bullet penetrated his car door and hit his child strapped up in a car seat.... the metal buckle on shoulder/chest harness saved his child's life.

 

Photo's were posted... 

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Death sentence for fleeing a alcohol check point? Thailand needs to abolish the police and start fresh.

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Well was it a bullet or a shell casing. If a shell casing, whats the big deal?

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"It was accepted that the path of the actual bullet was not directed towards the noodle stand."

 

It was fired in a different direction, but it was a noodle seeking bullet which changed route.

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8 hours ago, hmficc said:

Death sentence for fleeing a alcohol check point?...

 

Exactly. Totally crazy. And dangerous to all.

 

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