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Video: "Yes Mate!" Taxi driver picks wrong person to threaten with a knife

 

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BANGKOK: -- A taxi driver may have picked the wrong person to threaten with a long knife - the driver turned out to be popular presenter "Pa Ngem".

 

The presenter - also known as Sakdeena Rakudomkarn, 54, is well known for his catchphrase "Khrap Jao Nai" (yes mate).

 

He was driving along in northern Bangkok and had just passed Pahonyothin police station and was outside SCB Plaza in Ratchayothin when the driver of an orange cab cut in front and stopped.

 

The taxi driver got out of the cab with a long knife and threatened the TV star ordering him out of his car.

 

The taxi driver was completely brazen, unconcerned that he would be seen by passing members of the public.

 

Pa Ngem stayed put. But most of the altercation was caught on a dash cam video that he posted to his Facebook fan page.

 

Yesterday he went to report the matter to Pahonyothin police. A lot of media showed up including TV cameras.

 

Yanyong Santipreecharat speaking on behalf of the Pahonyothin cops said that they knew the identity of the driver and named him as Bunsanong Banyong 40. They know the taxi company he is registered with.

 

Yanyong said they could only fine him 100 baht for having a knife but would charge him with menacing that carries a month in jail and/or a 1,000 baht fine, reported Daily News later yesterday.

 

They are yet to have their man in custody.

 

Sources: Daily News1, Daily News2

 
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thailand49    739

I wish it would all end but it will continue.  It seems now there isn't a day that goes by that they don't make a ass out of themselves with their so call millions of rules that have no effect or due to lack of real enforcement.

It is no wonder a value on life is worth no more than 300,000 baht in general.

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nausea    1,053
29 minutes ago, Moonlover said:

But, does it deter? It appears not with knife crime increasing by 14% p/a 

 

Yeah, you're right, it's started to go up again over the last couple of years. The decrease in "unfair" stop and searches is just coincidental of course. As always with crime, it's not just the penalty but also the chances of actually getting caught.

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hgma    921

With a pack or weaponry.............seldom a fight whit bare knuckles @ one on one.

Deeply disturbing mental cases.

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hakancnx    47
49 minutes ago, Dibbler said:

Another quality BKK taxi driver, another reason to choose Uber!

I think the Taxi driver thought it was just that. They do not like competion...

 

 

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forqalso    1
2 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I suspect if a farang were found threatening someone with a knife, the penalty would be somewhat higher than 100 Baht. Ludicrously small fine. When was that Act and the penalties last updated, 1870?

Doesn't it say 100 baht fine for having the knife and the penalty for threatening with the knife is 1000 baht and/or a month in lock up?

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