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BANGKOK 18 April 2019 19:43
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American tourist attacked by armed gang after stopping robbery on Koh Phi Phi

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1 hour ago, Emdog said:

I am skeptical the incident took place... doesn't pass the sniff test. Injuries real, perhaps a bike crash. Was he being sarcastic regarding "super helpful" policeman? Dude would be covered in blood, assume some emotional state & cop says "drop by tomorrow"? What about the swimming girl? No further mention of her...

I'm American, and we do have our share of odd balls, but the tone of the story & ending seems like just another tall tale from Thailand to wow his readers.

Maybe later I'll meet up with all the special forces retirees that seem to populate Pattaya and get their opinions

LOL !!! 😂😂😂 Motorbike Accident on Koh Phi Phi Don 

 

 

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1 hour ago, JohnOFphon said:

Why didn't he take out his phone or camera and make a vid of the thief..he could of shown that to the local police and they would track down the bad guy right away.....ya think?

I did that one time (not in Thailand) and the prick ripped my Iphone out of my hand and threw it very high in the air, landed on the road, smashed to smitharines. And get this, the dumbass cop faulted me.

My guess is, had the "hero" done what I did, he may not have been alive to post about it.

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1 hour ago, Emdog said:

I am skeptical the incident took place... doesn't pass the sniff test. Injuries real, perhaps a bike crash. Was he being sarcastic regarding "super helpful" policeman? Dude would be covered in blood, assume some emotional state & cop says "drop by tomorrow"? What about the swimming girl? No further mention of her...

I'm American, and we do have our share of odd balls, but the tone of the story & ending seems like just another tall tale from Thailand to wow his readers.

Maybe later I'll meet up with all the special forces retirees that seem to populate Pattaya and get their opinions

Im with you, too many holes in the story and buys right into what the readership want to believe, tourist crime, thai gangs, corrupt police, etc.

Unfortunately, "I was pissed and fell over" stories dont seem to get the same coverage.

 

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1 hour ago, jesimps said:

There's always one to offer up excuses isn't there! Take off those rosie specs, this story is not about a kind taxi driver, which had lots of likes and praise for some Thais. These Thai scum rightly deserve criticism.

"these thai scum deserve criticism"

were they thai?

 

 

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2 hours ago, Old Croc said:

The kayak paddle could be a good indicator on where the culprits came from.

If the police were interested in  looking.

Trust you to put you're oar in..😉

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3 hours ago, colinneil said:

This surely is laughable:cheesy: Super helpful police🤭

This must be the first time ever here.

He is being sarcastic 

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27 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

Im with you, too many holes in the story and buys right into what the readership want to believe, tourist crime, thai gangs, corrupt police, etc.

Unfortunately, "I was pissed and fell over" stories dont seem to get the same coverage.

 

There are plenty of nutcases and story tellers in Thailand that’s for sure .

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Some troll posts and the inflammatory posts have been removed. 

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17 minutes ago, pi2005ni said:

There are plenty of nutcases and story tellers in Thailand that’s for sure .

And many with a vested interest in telling stories, bloggers, infuencers etc. This story, true or not, will probably get picked up (and paid for) by a british tabloid etc. 40K followers and a sensationalist story are big business nowadays.

 

 

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Here is a quick calculation of how much a post on a 40k follower instagram account is worth, a post will make the guy $200 dollars a post. Maybe $400 dollars a post in the near future after this latest marketing exercise. There is a vested interest to post these stories, and even make them up.

Its the new tabloid journalism , with no checks and balances

90% of the public will buy the story no questions asked, most will actually back it up.

 

 

 

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