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Tourists in Samui fined for not wearing motorbike helmets by a fake policeman

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Tourists in Samui fined for not wearing motorbike helmets by a fake policeman

 

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KOH SAMUI: -- Tourists on motorbikes in Bangrak, a popular area of Koh Samui, are being pulled over for not wearing helmets by a member of the public posing as a police officer.

 

The man, who has been charging helmetless westerners 200 baht each, has been seen wearing a fake FBI badge.

 

One local ex-pat resident told the Samui Times “this scumbag is giving the police in Samui a bad name” he needs to be stopped.

 

It is unclear if the local legitimate police are currently looking into this case.

 

Source: http://www.samuitimes.com/tourists-samui-fined-not-wearing-motorbike-helmets-fake-policeman/

 
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34 minutes ago, Thaiwrath said:

'It is unclear if the local legitimate police are currently looking into this case.'

 

 

They are probably asking him for a few tips on how to do the job. 

Maybe he is a legitimate policeman moonlighting as a fake policeman because he can't make enough during normal working hours. Domestic monetary demand could drive some to do this.

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This sort of crap has been going on in Thailand for decades. Only difference now is everybody posts about these things on social media, so the whole world gets to hear these stories. 

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Good on him he is doing what the cops should be out doing. He should fine them other 200b for stupidity and believing such a stunt,  like someone already said this sort of thing has gone on for ages and an fbi badge!!  

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Well if people followed the law of wearing helmets it would not be a problem....(also seat belts in vehicles) 

 

Wear helmet 100%, posted all around the island....

 

There are road side checks around the island just about everyday in various locations.... so very simple really to avoid legit Police or "fake police" and not be fined!

 

:coffee1:

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If there were more fake cops pulling over the speeders and lunatic drivers, they'd be very wealthy within a week.

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This man is brilliant. Not only showing his great entrepreneurial skills but providing a much needed social and safety service too. This man should run for PM in the next election.

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This is extra funny because I often have a Ko Samui web cam up that shows a family mart at an intersection on lamai and I would say 8 out of 10 thai people on motorbikes go by not wearing helmets

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14 minutes ago, Dodgydownunder said:

This man is brilliant. Not only showing his great entrepreneurial skills but providing a much needed social and safety service too. This man should run for PM in the next election.

Sorry to hear you are dodgy down under , I take Dermaheu for it , spots now gone.   I digress. If  westerners are getting fined for being without helmets that is more then fine with me , up here in the real north ( not Chiang Mai ) a few of us say any ferlung who rides around without a hat has to be a sausage short of a full English breakfast.

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