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If the police were worried more aobut stopping crime than extorting money - then these teenagers could easily be apprehended.

As a side note,

"I think they go out looking for drunk old men to target." Perhaps drunk people should not be driving motorbyces, young or old, farang or thai.

How do you know he was drunk? He is the victim here!

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Sounds like a gang of trouble makers who will likely do this a few more times until the police are persuaded to get involved and will be able to pick them up with minimal effort.

I wonder why Phuket, a place highly dependent on tourism and reputation, is so tolerant of home grown crime.......

Yet you find a Russian pointing to an ancient temple and they will snap handcuff on the raised wrist in an instant.

This is happening in Pattaya too....

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@ Jimi007

"Please come up with these per capita numbers" - I don't have the numbers. I did say this: "I would not be surprised if Phuket has overtaken Pattaya as being a higher risk for becoming a victim of crime, per-capita."

This means, if REAL figures were released - I would not be surprised if Phuket has a higher crime rate, per-capita, than Pattaya. Something that would never have thought possible in the past.

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Why don't expats arm themselves at night?

I carry pepper spray everywhere and would take down a group of these kids and it's totally legal.

Defense is the best form of offense.

Until one of them shoot you with the gun that they may well have not used if you had not pepper sprayed them.

Often quoted "Defence is the best form of offence." is fine if you are trained for it..otherwise its just more keyboard tough guy tough talk BS !!

Using common sense is by far the best defence.....coffee1.gif

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He definitely does not look like the nicest one to have as neighbor, often something has happend before the main incident,

You reckon maybe if the sun wasn't casting a shadow down his face maybe he'd be a nicer neighbour? If the photographer clicked the shutter when his teeth were smiling?

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That's an interesting point Jimi, but as Bangla Road is Phuket's biggest tourist attraction, the majority of tourists come into Patong to see it, and maybe party for the night. Then, later in the night, there are the usual arguments with tuk-tuk drivers, pickpocketing ladyboys, overzealous Thai security looking to beat up a foreigner, arguments over the amounts of drinks on the bill etc etc.

Then, many tourists and expats will ride home and crash, or have a problem with the teenage gangs.

In Pattaya, you don't have to go to Wlking Street for "adult entertainment" as it's all over Pattaya and just outside the majority of hotels, but on Phuket, you have to get to Patong for serious nightlife and a good vafriety of eateries. The travel is the main risk, either on your rental scooter or with a tuk-tuk driver.

It really is time you entured outside of Patong. You'll find in many places a great variety of eateries, normally much better value than the ones in Patong.

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Another ex-pat gets mugged, not really new news, but it has happened many times around Nai Harn and Rawai. Some years ago a very good friend, Simon Knudsen, a man married to a local with a teenage son, was mugged and brutally stabbed and kicked so much, that he died 40 minutes later in hospital of massive internal bleeding. This recent scenario, seems rather similar to what happened to Simon, pushed off his motorbike by 3 or 4 muggers and stabbed multiple times with a large knife or machete. To date, to my knowledge, no one has ever been charged with his murder. Is it not time that these attacks are solved and the cowardly little a***holes locked up for a long time. I am sure the local police and or the local population have reasonable ideas who the perpetrators are.

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Looks like time to get your Thai gf/wife to buy a gun and start playing far west if you are in Phuket.

Anyway, the guy was so drunk he can't even remember if he was beaten? How the hell do you drive like that? Maybe if taxis had a fair price he would have taken one and nothing would have happened

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Literally I will let those tiny little thai Pricks shove all of their so called weapons on their own throat and mouth, I've done that when I was still in phuket, when these 2 guys stole my brand new helmet while I'm still on the bike, I grabbed the driver's neckline while they attempted to drive off! so they've been out of balance and crash on the ground so the other guy pulled out a brass knuckle and the driver pulled out double bladed knife (lucky for them they don't have a gun) to sum it all up I shove the brass knuckle on his mouth and I broke the arm of the guy with knife ( I didn't stick his knife to his throat co it might kill him) poor little thai pricks.. I've learned this self defence techniques and I used it against them so what we called "krav maga " its not about how big you are or small your are but you must always focus. So if you guys came out with these tiny little thai morons just hit them hard and hit them with all you got and run for help and its not cowardliness its about saving your life.

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Why don't expats arm themselves at night?

I carry pepper spray everywhere and would take down a group of these kids and it's totally legal.

Defense is the best form of offense.

Until one of them shoot you with the gun that they may well have not used if you had not pepper sprayed them.

Often quoted "Defence is the best form of offence." is fine if you are trained for it..otherwise its just more keyboard tough guy tough talk BS !!

Using common sense is by far the best defence.....coffee1.gif

Late edit....anyway, i think we meant "Offence is the best form of defence" not as you first said [Defense is the best form of offense }and i followed up on..my bad!

The last sentence in my post tho' is the most relevant one.....

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