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Bangkok: Thai taxi driver arrested after stealing from female passenger using box cutter

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Bangkok: Thai taxi driver arrested after stealing from female passenger using box cutter

 

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Police in Bangkok have arrested a 36 year old taxi driver who threatened a female passenger with a box cutter in his cab and stole her necklace and amulets. 

 

The driver said he needed the money for his child's school uniform. 

 

Fifty eight year old  Phasiri Janthranet went to the police on Thursday afternoon after the driver of cab number 3238 stole from her in the area of the Kritsana housing estate in Saphan Soong. 

 

The cops used CCTV to trace driver Siwaphon Dechphuwadon, 36, to a property in Soi Hua Mark 31, Bangkapi. 

 

They found Siwaphon relaxing at home.

 

He admitted what he had done. He said that during the journey he had seen his passenger wearing what looked like an expensive necklace and amulets and he reckoned he could get a good price for the items.

 

He used a box cutter to threaten her. 

 

He said it was near the start of the school year and he did not have enough cash for his daughter's school uniform. 

 

He was charged with theft at knife point and weapons offences and detained by Prawet police. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

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So often in these stories the person doesn't even bother trying to deny it.

 

 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

He said it was near the start of the school year and he did not have enough cash for his daughter's school uniform.

He should've used condoms years ago.

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2 hours ago, worgeordie said:

Not just satisfied ripping you off with the fare,this driver wanted more.

regards worgeordie

No report of her being ripped off on the fare.

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1 hour ago, Lucius verus said:

School uniforms are expensive and you can't pass them on to other siblings because of woven  ID numbers. Its a scam that makes loads of cash for  gov school staff.

The khaki one costs 1500 baht plus you need  3 regular uniforms and one or 2 Sports outfits plus shoes which you can buy anywhere.

I have 2 daughters.

Just saying.

 

Not staff, Directors....

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From his appearance alone he has no business being a taxi driver, or maybe I am missing the point that taxi drivers are part of the criminal/mafia underground. He certainly appears to be a lowlife.

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With that tattoo on his stomach then I might have believed he needed the money for weed. Not as if we are expecting him to tell the truth now, are we? Just another oxygen thief really. There it is again though, blaming something else for his inexcusable behaviour. 

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4 hours ago, worgeordie said:

Not just satisfied ripping you off with the fare,this driver wanted more.

regards worgeordie

 

recently in bkk multiple taxis refused meter so i opened mobile video recorder. it even emboldened one driver that pointed to his taxi door id info so i could film it.

 

an insult to neanderthals

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14 minutes ago, atyclb said:

 

recently in bkk multiple taxis refused meter so i opened mobile video recorder. it even emboldened one driver that pointed to his taxi door id info so i could film it.

 

an insult to neanderthals

I always use Grab Car nowadays. Very reasonable agreed up front cost. Most cars are late model Toyota Altis or Nissan Almera with rear seatbelts. Waiting time for me from booking is usually 10 minutes at home anytime and 5 minutes downtown outside of the peak hour(s). Many drivers are smart and courteous university students, male and female, earning some cash. So far never had a single problem with Grab Car.

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