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Kind Hat Yai police restore tourist smile after bit of 'Argie Bargie'

 

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HAT YAI: -- Two Hat Yai police patrolmen have done their bit for Thailand's image after an irate tourist was creating merry hell at the minivan depot.

 

Cops were called when Argentinian Federico Fragas, 22, was complaining noisily that he had bought a ticket in Surat Thani and expected to go all the way to the port for Koh Lipe, reported Thai Rath.

 

Officers Yuthachai Bunrat and Phuwaret Srimai went to sort out the problem as minivan staff refused to let him board the Hat Yai to Pak Bara service without paying more money.

 

Federico explained he had paid 750 baht in Surat where he was told there that the ticket would take him the whole way. But when he reached Hat Yai to change vehicles he needed to pay again, he said.

 

The cops explained that he was the victim of a scam by an agent middleman in Surat.

 

But they saw the side of the tourist and decided to fork out the cost of the ticket to Pak Bara with their own money. It was 110 baht.

 

Thai Rath reported that the cops had done their bit to preserve the good image of Thailand and that happiness and a broad smile was returned to the tourist's face as he continued on his journey to the paradise island.

 

Now police want to get to the bottom of who conned him in Surat.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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But they saw the side of the tourist and decided to fork out the cost of the ticket to Pak Bara with their own money. It was 110 baht.

 

Gotta love the southerners... as long as they don't go and shake down some other farang. :whistling:


 

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Now police want to get to the bottom of who conned him in Surat.

 

The police. lol

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Thai Rath reported that the cops had done their bit to preserve the good image of Thailand

 

.... but in doing so, didn't they just confirm to him and all reading that he was the victim of a Thai scam? How exactly does that "preserve the good image of Thailand ".

Ahh... the irony

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"No good deed goes unpunished". For every ray of sunshine, some will complain that it is too hot or they will get sunburn. The negative vibes from some are astounding and sad.

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