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Brit in Phuket Town condo saga continues amid fears of nine-story jump

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how pathetic--all this over 8,000thb????  there must be more to this story ??

"sticking to principles'----at 50yrs old, surely there must be more to his life, than barricading himself for 8,000thb---grow up and move on--surely your happiness is worth more than 8,000thb....

we all know that renting condos from thai people is "risky"...

living in thailand has many risks---but dont get sooo upset about such minor problems...

there are too many good things here, to make the most of..we all only get one life...at 50yrs old, it is more than half gone...

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Usually, you get the chec bin mostly with water & elec meter readings added. On payment of said sum it's stamped. I have asked for it to be signed as paid. Where does this go wrong ?

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True very well described , this guy in the story is trying it on , the good news is when he is deported he will be banned from coming back , hope he does not live near me in uk 
Apparently he lives in Brisbane which seems to be in Australia, not the UK.

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Apparently he is surviving on toast, as it can easily be slid under the door.

How much food does he have in the apartment? Or drinkable water for that matter? 3 weeks is a long time in this case.
 
If food is being provided how is he getting it if he hasn't opened the door?


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Bust the door open and rough him up!! Problem solved. Then bring him to the airport and bobye!

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24 minutes ago, moutamine said:

Bust the door open and rough him up!! Problem solved. Then bring him to the airport and bobye!

Block the window first from the outside so he can't jump and hope there aren't too many sharp knives so he can't slice himself while they kick the door down.

 

I reckon that this reason, self harm, is the only thing stopping them doing exactly that, it must be quite unhygienic in there at the minute.

 

@roo860, a lot of crumbs from the toast they keep sending under the door...............:thumbsup: 

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4 hours ago, robblok said:

So the guy did not pay rent as he allegedly did not get receipts. So let him pay and give him a receipt. The guy is bonkers if he thinks that he can get away with not paying for these reasons. 

 

I mean you seem like you have a brain, im sure they offered him receipts now if he paid.. and because its not resolved he did not. So I can only conclude the guy is trying to wiggle out of his obligation.


As for him being a Brit or an Australian, i thought Australians were convicted Brits 😁 (just teasing does it really matter where the nutcase is from ?)

 

I'm not defending the guy.

 

He's obviously having an "episode" of some sort.  

 

Maybe he's on drugs, or on a "bender" - who knows?  Any perceived threat of violence by the landlady, or her family, could just be paranoia.  

 

There's two sides to every story with these things, and he is entitled to his side.

 

This incident could be just the straw that broke the camels back for this guy. 

 

If he is a scammer, I'm sure he would be trying a smoother con than this. 

 

For all we know this guy has the the financial capacity to pay. He may even be reasonably wealthy.  He's just having some mental health issues.  Maybe he has a istory of mental health issues, and has strayed from his medication. 

 

I made humor out of it in the other thread, but I hope he doesn't jump.

 

He needs to be extracted from the condo and admitted to hospital for assessment.  The various financial consequences of his actions can be dealt with later, even by his family, if need be. 

 

I don't think the police leaving the scene is the best way to deal with this. 

 

It should be a full breach, and extraction. 

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4 hours ago, monkeycu said:

Maybe convict stock repatriated  :w00t:

 

The Thai's don't discriminate.  We are ALL "aliens" here?  🙂

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2 hours ago, Suradit69 said:

It's been a long time since I qualified as a tourist, but I don't recall being scammed then or since. Some tourists may have a "kick me" message on their backs and probably have similar problems wherever they are.

 

Go down to the beach tomorrow.  Rent a jet ski, and report back of your experience.  🙂

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I am starting a #GoFundMe campaign for David Maclean. All monies raised will go to purchasing food for David to make sure he has the sustenance he needs to survive this ordeal [, and related logistics].

 

The photo from today's news is most sympathetic; I can feel those donations coming! #FeedTilFreedDavidMaclean

 

We will need to sort out how to get the food up to him. I'm thinking of tossing stuff up; if anyone has a strong arm, please come down. We might also build a slingshot of sorts.

 

Will figure it out once I have raised the funds for the trip to PTY and set up the David Maclean Freedom Center at the Hilton Beach Road.

 

 

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1 hour ago, NamKangMan said:

 

Go down to the beach tomorrow.  Rent a jet ski, and report back of your experience.  🙂

I have no interest in jet skis or lady boys on Beach Road or buying discounted emeralds or buying a "Rolleks" watch on Walking Street or swamp land in Florida.  Sometimes we have to exercise some common sense whether in Thailand or anywhere else.

 

People can be scammed, and are, in their home countries too. In most cases it's due to naïveté and poor judgment ... which why it's often referred to as being outsmarted.

 

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, SuperTed said:

I am starting a #GoFundMe campaign for David Maclean. All monies raised will go to purchasing food for David to make sure he has the sustenance he needs to survive this ordeal [, and related logistics].

 

The photo from today's news is most sympathetic; I can feel those donations coming! #FeedTilFreedDavidMaclean

 

We will need to sort out how to get the food up to him. I'm thinking of tossing stuff up; if anyone has a strong arm, please come down. We might also build a slingshot of sorts.

 

Will figure it out once I have raised the funds for the trip to PTY and set up the David Maclean Freedom Center at the Hilton Beach Road.

 

 

 

"We will need to sort out how to get the food up to him." - I suggest drone deliveries.  🙂

 

If he stays holed up long enough, his building will become a tourist attraction, then the Thai landlady will increase the price of rent on his apartment, because he made the place famous.  😁

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7 minutes ago, Suradit69 said:

I have no interest in jet skis or lady boys on Beach Road or buying discounted emeralds or buying a "Rolleks" watch on Walking Street or swamp land in Florida.  Sometimes we have to exercise some common sense whether in Thailand or anywhere else.

 

People can be scammed, and are, in their home countries too. In most cases it's due to naïveté and poor judgment ... which why it's often referred to as being outsmarted.

 

 

 

 

 

So, if you catch a tuk-tuk on Phuket, late at night, after having a few to drink, and agree on the price of 400 baht (which is a scam within itself) but anyway, at your destination the driver says, "600 baht" and you start arguing the point, until it escalates to threats of violence, with other tuk-tuks starting to arrive on the scene, so you pay the extra 200 baht - have you been scammed, or not????  

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8 hours ago, dinsdale said:

They're not giving receipts. Why? The focus is on the bloke when it would seem the owners are bent, suprise, suprise. Job for Big Joke. Investigate the owners and the reason they're not supplying receipts which is a legal requirement. Suerly giving receipts should solve this problem? Pity the TV grab from the Phuket Post fails to mention the non compliance of issuing receipts which is the crux of the matter. 😎

Yes - Its very common that the landlord at the end of the renting period often find some scratches or other minor issues to be able keep parts or the whole deposit so I understand his view of require the receipts both for the deposit and as well for the rent.

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