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US pensioner arrested for staying in Thailand illegally

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9 hours ago, geoffbezoz said:

So it took 5 IOs to arrest one 69 year old man ? Guess that's about right for Thais. Mind you it states that "police captain (female) Wilai Thaiphakdee as having sneaked into Thailand through the exit area" so was she more upset he came in the back door ?  😂.

Next time just shoot the kneecaps.

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I don't know if what he did was deliberate or a result of a stupid mistake. However, entering a country illegally is a serious issue, no matter what the circumstances are.

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NOT have illegally but immigration have stupid idiot law and not need immgration visa law anythink, all europe not have same idiot law, all world not have, only idiotland and monkeyland have idiot visa system what need end fast. off.

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8 hours ago, champers said:

Looks like intimidation and bullying to me. 5 officers onto 1 OAP. How proud they look.

Probably the first time the female officer has had a 69' er..

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6 hours ago, michelsavage said:

This "criminal" case is pathetic. The picture of the officers with the "bandit" is even more pathetic. Thailand, when the <deleted> are you going to grow the <deleted> up?

immigration thats have bandit and big idiot. better immigration not work anythink and forget all owerstay system and visa stupid system.

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9 hours ago, FritsSikkink said:

Stupidity isn't an excuse for a crime.

I hope that when you get old and stupid you won't be branded a criminal for your mistakes so easily as you do with others. At that age it well could be a genuine mistake. 

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4 minutes ago, Tony Hanscomb said:

So I guess the old bugger wil now face the death penalty or an option to pay a huge sum of money.

Well when he does get home his story will probably put a few of his friends off a visit and they will spend their retirement dollars somewhere else.

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2 hours ago, LongTang said:

First we don't know, Secondly even if it was, He didn't do it to stay illegally for a lengthy period of time here as he was back after a few days so we don't know what was his circumstances.

 

Either way, There is no excuse for Parading and humiliating an old man in the media like that even if he was in the wrong !

 

Do you think that old people should be treated differently to everyone else ?

Old people should be allowed to break laws ?

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1 hour ago, CelticTam said:

 

 

When exiting Thailand, there is a separate exit point for those on overstay and it is clearly signed, he should have been directed there. Maybe he thought if I simply do a quick turn around I won't have to travel to Laos and pay the $35 entry fee and also  he did not want to pay the 1,000 Baht over-stay penalty. 

 

 

He wasnt on an overstay though , he was in Thailand without an entry stamp/exit date

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2 hours ago, stanleycoin said:

65 dead people or 10 day overstay old falang = Get him, get him now !!!!!!!!!

 

Yes, i think the police should concentrate there efforts elsewhere.

move a few thousand, photo op boys, and Big joke buddies, to different desks,  payroll stays the same.

But it sure is hard to get,  the Thai authorities to care about any real things.

they all have, the it's not my job attitude or just don't care at all.

 

BTW, think immigration Police, have the same,  if not more powers than the average cop, so why not get them to do some real work in the community.

thats my point, whats yours ?:coffee1:

Get rid of all immigration officers and just let foreigners come and go as they please ?

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9 hours ago, geoffbezoz said:

So it took 5 IOs to arrest one 69 year old man ? Guess that's about right for Thais. Mind you it states that "police captain (female) Wilai Thaiphakdee as having sneaked into Thailand through the exit area" so was she more upset he came in the back door ?  😂.

where was her photo

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2 hours ago, mike787 said:

I'm thinking the same...what and idiotic country.  It's not like he is head of the mafia or operating a "killing field".  Just and old man.  

Well, hes an old man that entered Thailand illegally , which makes him a criminal 

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Wow, sneaked in through the exit side. Wow, where were the imigration police, having there play on the computer games or having their many snack periods.

They should be punished for having the exit 2 way.

pathetic really.

Fine the guy 500 Baht and give him a stamp. He is not a real criminal for Gods Sake.

Has ThaiVisa got nothing else to report besides  this horrendous crime. Did the Thai SAS go back home after his capture.

 

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