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If they didn´t conficate the phones too, in this probably not true story, I guess it´s just to call the hotline then, and refuse to pay.

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2 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

If they didn´t conficate the phones too, in this probably not true story, I guess it´s just to call the hotline then, and refuse to pay.

A simple <deleted> test and you might be on your way... to jail, of course. 

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4 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

- Its never happened to me... can't be true

- It must be how they are dressed

- It must be how they are behaving

- It must be in the area they are in

 

etc etc...  All the usually BS excuses for some reading attempting to excuse the obvious shakedown.

Or some BS anecdote to justify one's opinion. 

Who is to say who's BS is better ,yours or mine? certainly not you or me. Only the evidence, and at this point all you guys got is a story. 

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10 minutes ago, sirineou said:

Or some BS anecdote to justify one's opinion. 

Who is to say who's BS is better ,yours or mine? certainly not you or me. Only the evidence, and at this point all you guys got is a story. 

countless stories would be more accurate.

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Yeah, or all the guys that despise the people drinking at momandpop will be get their way, and it will turn into KL or Sing... already happening.  I agree, being able to grease the wheels a bit is fine, but this is extortion, just like the beer prices at Holiday Inn.. 5000, not 200..and they weren't doing anything. 

 

I doubt you have ever been to Mexico... people fear the cops more than the murdering cartels, but people love to tell about getting let off of a traffic offense for a US 20.

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If you're not in bed asleep by 1 a.m., you fully deserve to pay a 5,000 baht fine. More fool you!

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OP - this was most likely the usual checkpoint that is set up on sukhumvit near emporium/soi 39.  in your post about your silom experience, i mentioned this checkpoint.  it is there several times a week late at night.

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Thankfully, there is a whole 24 hour economy here..kind of handy if you need to take a flight or have a medical emergency.  One of the worst things about living in the DC area, which is clearly one of the most affluent places on Earth, is there is a sad 8-5 mentality, and doing even the simplest of things in the wee hours draws suspicions from all the mid level managers at the Department of Bullcrap.  Hellish rush hours too, with no even dispersion of workers.

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