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My Friends Robbed At Their Home While They Slept !

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The day before yesterday my friend woke and looked out of the bedroom window to see his front gate open, when he got downstairs literally everything of value was missing,.( total assessed at $15000 ) .one item was a 44inch plasma tv, these very smart/confident ? thieves, they removed the security grill from the front downstairs window and entered that way, amongst his stolen items are 2 computers,..he lives in a cul-de-sac and they would have had to walk out with this stuff,.he lives there with his wife and 2 year old daughter,.on checking downstairs and outside they had also attempted to steal his 2 motorbikes by removing the security chains he had on them ( with his keys they had found ) also ( and this is the bit i find scary ) they had left a knife/machete about 18 inches long on his sofa,.i know some of you wil pick holes in this but im writing this to make you aware,they were in bed upstairs with a 2 year old,god knows what would have happened had he woke and disturbed/confronted them, rightly they are moving out as it seems the police told him they are in that area every day responding to break ins,......... be vigilant my friends,.

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How about telling us specifically where this occured, at least as much as the general neighborhood?

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How about telling us specifically where this occured, at least as much as the general neighborhood?
Just up from the railway tracks a left turn into a cul-de-sac

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bringing a knife or taking one from your kitchen seems to be the norm,left my carving knife next to the window when they robbed me ,luckily i was out ,im sure these people would use it if fronted

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bringing a knife or taking one from your kitchen seems to be the norm,left my carving knife next to the window when they robbed me ,luckily i was out ,im sure these people would use it if fronted
Well its too late for last time so to speak, but hes had second thoughts about moving and has had the garden taken out and adding a garage, also he has subscribed to a deal where the police come 4 times a day/night and sign a book to prove they have been, along with cctv and auto lights,.

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Does anyone know what rights we have to defend ourselves in Thailand?

In Denmark, if someone breaks into your home and you as much as break the burglars pinky nail, then you can actually go to jail. You are supposed to call the police and do nothing against the burglar. Some might find that ridiculous but Danish burglars dont bring guns like in US or machetes like in Thailand, almost no Danish burglaries end up with violence so this passive attitude actually works. And when you think about it, these criminals are ususally so pressed to get money that they turn desperate, so what would you rather lose, a plasma TV or you health/life?

(that said I would probably smash the head in on anyone entering my house at night, even in Denmark :-))

It would be nice to know what my options would be here in Thailand. Can I shoot them, hold them down or carve them up and BBQ them? What do the law say about the rights of the owner?

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Does anyone know what rights we have to defend ourselves in Thailand?

In Denmark, if someone breaks into your home and you as much as break the burglars pinky nail, then you can actually go to jail. You are supposed to call the police and do nothing against the burglar. Some might find that ridiculous but Danish burglars dont bring guns like in US or machetes like in Thailand, almost no Danish burglaries end up with violence so this passive attitude actually works. And when you think about it, these criminals are ususally so pressed to get money that they turn desperate, so what would you rather lose, a plasma TV or you health/life?

(that said I would probably smash the head in on anyone entering my house at night, even in Denmark :-))

It would be nice to know what my options would be here in Thailand. Can I shoot them, hold them down or carve them up and BBQ them? What do the law say about the rights of the owner?

im not sure about us ( as foreigners ) but quite often the thais take the law into their own hands and get away with it,.i have heard of cases where a drunk will run a child down and hes kicked to death,. no one is arrested,.all seems a bit barbaric but in all honesty if you arent a violent type it wont be natural to you to use it and if a weapon is used and the other guy gets it you are in trouble, sorry i cant really think of a cast iron answer,.

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In the USA (Colorado at least) they have the 'Make my day' law..... It's okay to kill a person inside your home as long as you feel your life is threatened. So if someone robs you and you chase them outside, if you kill them in your yard be sure to drag the body back into your house and plant a knife in the person's hand.

Check out a movie I just watched a few nights ago.... 'Felon'

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Bit odd they removed all that stuff and he didn't hear anything from below?
I know what you are saying brit, but its true, my wifes hearing is so good that if a fly farted she would hear it, however with this machete present im glad he didnt wake ! :o

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Bit odd they removed all that stuff and he didn't hear anything from below?

It's not uncommon, neighbors of mine suffered the same fate when intruders broke in during the early hours and removed all the electronics they could find whilst husband, wife and one year old were fast asleep just one floor away. I've started turning on the burglar alarm at night, God help me if it ever goes at 3.0am, I'll probably have a heart attack.

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Bit odd they removed all that stuff and he didn't hear anything from below?

I'm afraid that with a floor fan (even a ceiling fan whirring on medium to high speed) and/or an air conditioner running like most of us have, we wouldn't hear much beyond that "white noise." :o

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I did not see anything in the Thai news reports about this, although I suppose not all burglarys can be reported.

For those of you interested. English laws have changed recently allowing burglars and intruders to be murdered in cold blood by householders, except for being stabbed in the back or ambushed deliberately.

Good news at last in England.

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I did not see anything in the Thai news reports about this, although I suppose not all burglarys can be reported.

For those of you interested. English laws have changed recently allowing burglars and intruders to be murdered in cold blood by householders, except for being stabbed in the back or ambushed deliberately.

Good news at last in England.

He reported it to the police and they came round, however they wanted to take away his furniture for finger printing !, i kid you not,.

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