Jump to content

"British" man fallen on hard times in Bangkok set to be repatriated


Jonathan Fairfield

Recommended Posts

"British" man fallen on hard times in Bangkok set to be repatriated

 

i2.jpg

Image: Wanlop Duangcharoen

 

A Facebook post indicated that a British man was now in the custody of the Lumpini police in Bangkok after being found destitute. 

 

Rumor was rife in comments that this might be a man who came to Thailand with money and who met a Thai woman who relieved him of his money. 

 

Many Thais were speculating and sharing the story after pitiful pictures were posted online. The post had been shared more than 1,200 times.

 

Wanlop Duangcharoen said that he was now with the Lumpini police and that contact had been made with his embassy. 

 

Comments suggested that the man is called Robert Clark Penna and he is from the United Kingdom. 

 

People commenting on the photos on Facebook suggested that the man's family were coming to Thailand to collect him. 

 

i3.jpg

 

thai+visa_news.jpg

-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-06-25

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 147
  • Created
  • Last Reply
12 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

Rumor was rife in comments that this might be a man who came to Thailand with money and who met a Thai woman who relieved him of his money. 

If true then certainly not the first and won't be the last. I hope his family do indeed come for him.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have seen many over the years who stayed on and stayed on trying to scratch an existence, but most in the end managed to cobble together a ticket and went home. Seeing the depths to which this guy has gone to is tough. I suspect the details of his story may well be messy, but I wish him the best in getting his life back together soon.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Heart breaking to read stories like this, so many times it happens.

Been there but i got on a plane and got out quickly, turned my life around, then came back, and hit the jackpot.

Hope nobody is hoping for help from the British embassy, as it wont happen.

Hopefully his family can help him, get him back to the UK, AND SORT HIMSELF OUT.

Good luck mate, please do not think bad about Thai people, there are many bad ones, but also many, many good ones.

Link to post
Share on other sites

As Sammie says a similar scene in the UK...

 

So sorry for him, came here no doubt with some dreams, & it all goes horribly wrong.

 

Despite what anyone might think, we are all just a few wrong turns from homelessness or any of the sad unfortunate events that too many people experience.

 

Truly hope he is able to access proper help in the UK. But being a single older man, it won't easy.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, faraday said:

As Sammie says a similar scene in the UK...

 

So sorry for him, came here no doubt with some dreams, & it all goes horribly wrong.

 

Despite what anyone might think, we are all just a few wrong turns from homelessness or any of the sad unfortunate events that too many people experience.

 

Truly hope he is able to access proper help in the UK. But being a single older man, it won't easy.

Yes, those wrong turns are usually Females and alcohol .

If you are going down a slippery slope , get off before its too late  

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, sanemax said:

Yes, those wrong turns are usually Females and alcohol .

If you are going down a slippery slope , get off before its too late  

That is being very judgemental as we do not know the facts surrounding this persons past private or business life.

 

Based on your apparent generalisation every destitute/beggars on the street of the world are there solely due to either/and being an alcoholic or having an unfortunate relationship with a female.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, geoffbezoz said:

That is being very judgemental as we do not know the facts surrounding this persons past private or business life.

 

Based on your apparent generalisation every destitute/beggars on the street of the world are there solely due to either/and being an alcoholic or having an unfortunate relationship with a female.

No, I was talking about this guy in particular, in Thailand .

And I did also say "usually"  and usually guys in Thailand who fall into that state , it does indeed involve drink and girls 

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, sanemax said:

No, I was talking about this guy in particular, in Thailand .

And I did also say "usually"  and usually guys in Thailand who fall into that state , it does indeed involve drink and girls 

So to ensure your point has a sound factual basis, rather then a point based on your own personal prejudices perhaps, provide a link or links supporting your statement "usually guys in Thailand who fall into that state".

Link to post
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...