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Thai fisherman returns iPhone found floating in the ocean to American tourist

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20 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

A kind act by the fisherman but......

 

why was this guy thrown in jail for 'picking up phone': https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1089352-british-man-released-on-bail-in-thailand-over-theft-of-mobile-phone/page/3/?tab=comments#comment-14066055 - seems like he innocently picked up a phone he found on the floor. 

 

 

Didn't the fisherman do pretty much the same thing?

 

 

 

 

I read "

Mr Dodd said he found the phone just as he was about to get into the taxi after arriving at Chiang Mai airport.

He looked around to see if he could spot someone who may have dropped it but could not see anyone so he decided to take with him to the hostel to try to trace the owner from there.

Soon after arriving at the hostel, Mr Dodd was arrested after police had seen him on CCTV picking it up."

 

So in my opinion - he made it the wrong way ;-) 

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1 minute ago, simon43 said:

That's completely different!!  This guy was Thai, the other guy was not Thai.

 

Does that help to clarify things? 🙂

No no - the fisherman took the call - delivered phone - the Tourist did it not bring to authorities at airport - brought it to his flat ;-) 

 

Mr Dodd said he found the phone just as he was about to get into the taxi after arriving at Chiang Mai airport.

He looked around to see if he could spot someone who may have dropped it but could not see anyone so he decided to take with him to the hostel to try to trace the owner from there.

Soon after arriving at the hostel, Mr Dodd was arrested after police had seen him on CCTV picking it up.

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43 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

A Trang fisherman that speaks English, or was the American fluent in (southern)Thai?

 Well perhaps there were others involved to do a bit of translation etc., but not mentioned in the report to keep it quick and simple? 

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55 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

A kind act by the fisherman but......

 

why was this guy thrown in jail for 'picking up phone': https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1089352-british-man-released-on-bail-in-thailand-over-theft-of-mobile-phone/page/3/?tab=comments#comment-14066055 - seems like he innocently picked up a phone he found on the floor. 

 

 

Didn't the fisherman do pretty much the same thing?

 

 

 

 

British guy innocent? The story doesn't tend to support that. Plus, even the comments in the Daily Mail article indicate some doubt on his true intentions. However, looks like a nice little earner, via GFM, was the final outcome.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6944559/Traveller-arrested-thrown-hellish-Thai-jail-picking-lost-mobile-phone.html

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17 minutes ago, scorecard said:

 Well perhaps there were others involved to do a bit of translation etc., but not mentioned in the report to keep it quick and simple? 

Yes yes, but that would spoil the fun.

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