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Phuket tourist shooting Aussies get bail
Tanyaluk Sakoot

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In handcuffs, John Cohen is questioned after his arrest. Photo Golf Thairath


PHUKET: -- The two Australians arrested on January 24 after one fired a pistol in Soi Sansabai, hitting two tourists, have been released on bail, The Phuket News has learned.

John Edward Cohen, 33, and Adam Lewis Shea, 26, were denied bail by Kathu police after their arrest, but with the case now in the court process, they were freed about 15 days ago after the Phuket Provincial Court accepted guarantees totalling B5 million for the two men.

It is alleged that the two were trying to kill a Danish man who had ripped them off on a deal involving a motorcycle. Seeing the Dane riding by, Cohen opened fire, missed and hit the tourists instead.

Cohen is to be tried for attempted murder and Shea for conspiracy.

Source: http://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-tourist-shooting-aussies-get-bail-38911.php

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-- Phuket News 2013-04-24

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Look, ive gotta say - and I know most of you will scorn me for this - I think fair play to the bloke. If some idiot borrowed 380K from me and didnt pay it back, whilst continuing to live the good life in paradise, I would be happy to take simmilar action.

Of course I wouldnt because I am not that stupid and I dont have the balls anyway. But putting a couple of slugs in a blokes legs for taking you for a mug... why not?

Its obviously a shame that the the two tourists got hit though.

Just my opinion. Please just leave me alone for saying so, ok?

Before anyone goes into the business of lending dosh the lender must accept risks. Thats business, if the guy was collecting then you think the use of firearms in a crowded place is OK and part of this particular business. rolleyes.gif .

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I know it's selfish to lump it on others but I wish more of these d1ckheads types would leave Australian shores only to wind up in a shithole prison.

Well that, plus the fact that it would be nice to see a few present day stories in the Banged Up Abroad episodes.

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Sorry - these two do deserve what they get - I am as shocked as anyone that they were even allowed bail, as they are naturally a flight risk I would have thought, and also "attempted murder" (and I would have thought a GBH charge as well) is not exactly minor.

I would also doubt that they have the required permits to carry a gun - although that is a much less serious issue, but still one that indicates their state of mind - surely it is illegal for foreigners to carry guns, no matter what?

These guys are definitely coming across as scumbags - I am ashamed that they are Australian - I hope REAL justice is actually applied, and not the pathetic weak-kneed version that infests the western countries either!

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Look, ive gotta say - and I know most of you will scorn me for this - I think fair play to the bloke. If some idiot borrowed 380K from me and didnt pay it back, whilst continuing to live the good life in paradise, I would be happy to take simmilar action.

Of course I wouldnt because I am not that stupid and I dont have the balls anyway. But putting a couple of slugs in a blokes legs for taking you for a mug... why not?

Its obviously a shame that the the two tourists got hit though.

Just my opinion. Please just leave me alone for saying so, ok?

He didn't put any "slugs" in anyone except the tourists.

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Look, ive gotta say - and I know most of you will scorn me for this - I think fair play to the bloke. If some idiot borrowed 380K from me and didnt pay it back, whilst continuing to live the good life in paradise, I would be happy to take simmilar action.

Of course I wouldnt because I am not that stupid and I dont have the balls anyway. But putting a couple of slugs in a blokes legs for taking you for a mug... why not?

Its obviously a shame that the the two tourists got hit though.

Just my opinion. Please just leave me alone for saying so, ok?

There are times when the use of a weapon is necessary but this was not one of them.

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Look, ive gotta say - and I know most of you will scorn me for this - I think fair play to the bloke. If some idiot borrowed 380K from me and didnt pay it back, whilst continuing to live the good life in paradise, I would be happy to take simmilar action.

Of course I wouldnt because I am not that stupid and I dont have the balls anyway. But putting a couple of slugs in a blokes legs for taking you for a mug... why not?

Its obviously a shame that the the two tourists got hit though.

Just my opinion. Please just leave me alone for saying so, ok?

There are times when the use of a weapon is necessary but this was not one of them.

Have you seen the size of these guys the weapon's on the ends of there arms would have done the trick.

He did say they should not have used a weapon.

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These two guys are complete idiots, however how much has the Red Bull kid have to pay for killing a ranking police office with his car??? Oh that's right he's still in his mansion never spending one day in jail or hasn't paid any fine outside of tr compensation to the family. Can you say double standard for foreigners?? How much of that 5million went into the pockets of polices pockets is a good question probably all of it.

It's not double standard for foreigners... it is impunity for extremely wealthy well-connected Thais... a normal Thai schmo wouldn't even get bail - and these a**holes shouldn't have either.

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