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Sounds like a common shakedown by the Police. According to this article it has happened several times before in the same bar.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,2...66-2862,00.html

I notice the girls smiling in the photos and complaining about the system but they dont seem too keen to refute the accusations that they tried to steal. Makes me think they were petty thieves trying to avoid personal responsibility for their actions.

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I should think that the governor has a much better idea of what actually happened than the posters here, but I do agree with you that it is easier to blame the bar owner for a situation that was blown out of proportion.

As I understand it, this man Steve was not in the country at the time, so he couldn't have pressed charges. If charges were pressed, then it must have been by one of the other partners or the manager.

Well, i believe he was in the country at the time.

This mat theft happened on the 2nd or 3rd day of April, right?

Well, i was present that Sunday,3rd of April at Aussie bar, watching the Tigers + Bulldogs NRL match.

I can assure you, Steve was present that evening, Sunday 3rd of April.

This is something that can't be denied.

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I think that we should follow Thailand's example.

As blue is Australia's main flag color, we should all wear dark blue shirts, show up at the bar, boycott the bar in question, request that the owner of said bar be put on inactive duty and all get drunk and have a good time. An occasional firecracker here and there to add realism, some remote controlled tanks roaming the place.

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In addition to the post made by mc2, on a Sydney radio station yesterday, I think 2DayFM, there were several calls, I only heard 2, but others who listened longer said 4 or more, that reported similar experiences at the same bar. I don't know how true it was, but they were interesting nonetheless.

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This mat theft happened on the 2nd or 3rd day of April, right?

No.

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Yes please, this soap opera has run its coarse!

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This mat theft happened on the 2nd or 3rd day of April, right?

No.

I meant May, my bad.

I was supporting the doggies and watching the game on 3rd of May, Steve was present.

While he is trying to say he was not in the country at that time, he was there.

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What I love about this forum is peoples reluctance to get involved in idle speculation or wild theorizing :)

What I want to know is why there are so many members of the filth hanging around this bar? Are they employed by the bar? Do they drink there off duty?

If this bar owner wants to rat out his own customers over a bar mat and be a Thai cop lover he should be thrown out of Australia. I have been involved in hospitality for over 25 years and everybody knows customers knicking glasses, forks or whatever is part of the business. Especially something plastered in your own logos etc. It's cheap advertsing.

The Thai bar staff were probably just dirty it was one less bar mat for them to pinch. I consider this place such a dive I would want a bar mat to make up for just darkening their doorstep.

The whole genre of that bar is designed to attract the thong and wife beater singlet wearing Aussie. The unsophisticated type of guy who feels uncomfortable if he is taken away from a place there is no VB, XXXX or racing on the telly. I'd be disgusted and surprised if people weren't thieving, it's un-Australian.

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Bar mat mum heads home from Thailand

Karen Percy ABC report..

Here

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First it was reported to be a "Slop Mat" (sorry can not find the link as it was from a Aussie News site) then as I have shown before on another thread that I think it would be a 'Bar Towel' and now I am sorry to say that this cannot not be the real 'Bar Mat' as it is a 'Foot Mat' that the said lady had a problem with :D or am I wrong :)

Your truly,

Kan Win :D

If you look at the 3rd post in the other thread, I asked what a bar mat was in this instance. Because when I worked in restaurants for 13 years, a bar mat was most commonly the floor covering, but also the bar top mat.

Either way, her own audio account was that she instantly knew there was extra weight in her bag when she picked it up (and did nothing about it). And when confronted she says she handed the bag back to her friends to deal. So she knew there was something in her bag and knew who put it there. She's received about what I think a first offender would get at least in the US, probation and a small fine. Well, the local Governor paying the fine for her makes it a little third world.

This is not unusual to anyone is it? Drunken broad gets loud, nasty, maybe "handy" with the police. Why her friends didn't "buy" the mat as a gift/rememberance for her is sad. In stead, they decide to "sneak/steal" it...

All laughing until the owner is finally fed up with the lot of them.

Aussy turning on Aussy is not normal. She must have "earned" the favor.

Regardless, I am a tad let down that she wasn't burned at the stake. Hmm, hey, did her "accomplices" leave yet?

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Read Australian commentary on the story here.

http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/05/21/beerma...-to-perfection/

Stop bashing Thailand and realise that a stupid tourist and her dumb mates caused a small problem to become an international incident.

You steal, you attempt to bribe officials and then get your fine paid by the country you are a guest in!!

She is a lucky, lucky person!!!

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I have a friend who was there at the time who phoned me last night on a totally unrelated matter. Apparently this is what happened:

The lady's friends put the bar towel into her bag. She did not do it and was unaware. The lady's bag was seen with the bar towel by bar staff and the police were called and searched her bag. The bar owner did not press charges - he was not even in the bar at the time.

The lady became abusive towards the police, basically she protested her innocence. Her friends were also abusive, saying that she didn't do it. However when the cops asked how the mat got in her bag no one said anything. A simple apology would probably have sufficed at this stage, but no. She was then asked to accompany the police to the police station, (an apology would still probably have sufficed, but no).

She did a runner - the cops chased her down Bangla Rd onto the beach. At this stage they took her back to the police station where she became even more abusive. They put her in the clink to cool her off. No charges were ever pressed by the Aussie Bar, but by this stage it was too late anyway.

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I have a friend who was there at the time who phoned me last night on a totally unrelated matter. Apparently this is what happened:

The lady's friends put the bar towel into her bag. She did not do it and was unaware. The lady's bag was seen with the bar towel by bar staff and the police were called and searched her bag. The bar owner did not press charges - he was not even in the bar at the time.

The lady became abusive towards the police, basically she protested her innocence. Her friends were also abusive, saying that she didn't do it. However when the cops asked how the mat got in her bag no one said anything. A simple apology would probably have sufficed at this stage, but no. She was then asked to accompany the police to the police station, (an apology would still probably have sufficed, but no).

She did a runner - the cops chased her down Bangla Rd onto the beach. At this stage they took her back to the police station where she became even more abusive. They put her in the clink to cool her off. No charges were ever pressed by the Aussie Bar, but by this stage it was too late anyway.

And your 'friend' followed the action all the way down to and into the cop shop so they could give you this first hand info , get a grip on yourself , wanke_r Woods admitted during interviews that he insisted on charges being laid.

Sounds like you work by the old adage ,"if you dont know the truth, a bloody good lie will suffice.

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