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Pattaya woman demands 5,000 baht before she will return iPhone she found in 7/11 saying she's within her rights

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8 minutes ago, Andrew Dwyer said:


You are my super hero !

 

You forgot this one

 

10 minutes ago, KhaoNiaw said:

Behave yourself. Nearly all Thais and farangs would know what the right thing to do is. If you'd do the same thing she's done here, you're just a stupid thieving ..... as well.

Eric & Erñie

 

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4 hours ago, amjamj said:

People who forget things deserve to be stolen. I never forgot or lost anything my whole life, not because I am a super hero but just because I have a brain and I care my stuff !

 

 

you forgot the word  "take" care my stuff

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6 hours ago, losername said:

In the UK theft has to include the essential element of "the intention of permanently depriving".  Hence in this case, as she is offering to return the phone,  I suspect there would have to be another charge.  Extortion sounds good to me but I don't know much about that.

In the UK it is theft by finding, she would also get 2 more charges. The shop may also prosecute her to save their good name. So 7/11 step up to the plate

 

This sort of thing shows where things are going here Desperation setting in

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Just now, Sphere said:

Finders keepers.......:coffee1:

 

 

 

She never found it.

She stole it from inside a 7/11 store.

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I hope that she has a happy life.

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17 hours ago, Borzandy said:

I agree 100%, but two months ago I "lost" my mobile and, if someone had offered to pay 5000 Baht, I think I would have done it.

Shhhh, isn't this one woman enough for us!

 

She effectively stole the phone off the counter, had she grabbed a handful of the chewing gum next to it the story would be the same.

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last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a ''hook in it''..quote Rodney Dangerfield...

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19 hours ago, Kasset Tak said:

Report the "finder" to the police for steeling the Iphone as it was not hers to take from the 7-11 store in the first place! They should also add extortion or what ever it should be as she refuse to give it back even when offered a 1000 Baht "finders fee" and maybe they should add fencing too as she is basically trying to sell stolen goods!

All good words.  Sad that the people are under such pressure to try and make money

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Multiple posts have been removed, off topic, bickering, flaming and a post in caps

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5 hours ago, wakeupplease said:

In the UK it is theft by finding, she would also get 2 more charges. The shop may also prosecute her to save their good name. So 7/11 step up to the plate

 

This sort of thing shows where things are going here Desperation setting in

Theft of any kind still has to involve "the intention of permanently depriving".  Theft by finding included.

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 ....thus what was the outcome?

 

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7 minutes ago, Rhys said:

 ....thus what was the outcome?

 

Guilty 

String Her Up

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ID: 91   Posted (edited)

18 hours ago, Kadilo said:


What?! How dare you spoil a good ol Thai bashing thread.
Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect

LOL, I know, I know, but true story. 

 

At any rate, Thais don't get a free pass, and if there was ever a story worthy of a Good 'Ole Thai Bash, the OP is it.  Gold plated, diamond encrusted example at that.  :thumbsup: 

 

PS: Thai FaceBookers agree ^ as well.  Seems the police finally pulled their head out and did the needful as well.

Edited by 55Jay
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2 hours ago, losername said:

Theft of any kind still has to involve "the intention of permanently depriving".  Theft by finding included.

An intention this woman finder clearly has until she gets 5000 baht.

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2 minutes ago, uchibenkei said:

An intention this woman finder clearly has until she gets 5000 baht.

In which case she does not intend to permanently deprive.  This all assumes it is the same here as in UK.

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Thai entitlement.  "You no Thai......you no unnerstan"

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Thainess gets uglier by the day.

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5000 is cheap. When my Iphone 6S was "lent" in Pattaya they demanded 10K.
With find my iPhone I could track the phone were it was. Somehow they cracked the pin code, but they could not crack the iCloud password = they could not wipe the phone. 


I talked to the police. Showed maps where my stolen phone was. Well.. People live here know whats happens next. Somehow the lender managed to get the police of the case.

 

For weeks I had fun sending findiPhone localization pings waking the "lender" up 2-4 AM each night. Each time they tried to use the phone, the got a new nasty message that they stole my phone.

 

After a month they gave up and send the phone back to me via post office. I promised 5K to pay, after I received the phone. Maybe Im a stupid person. I payed, since I promised. 

 

I know as a farang in TH: I have no rights here against the national population. Thats is just how it is.

 

Go to the tourist police and explain the problem: "what do you want us to do about it?"

Wow. Actual conversation. 

Maybe take some guns. Go to the lender and get back all my stuff that is stolen? Like police should do?

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My Thai teacher later explained to me how its done: Bring a case of Singha to the police station at beach road. Go to operations on second flor. Give a beer each time they help.

 

 

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ID: 97   Posted (edited)

20 minutes ago, theswedishguy said:

5000 is cheap. When my Iphone 6S was "lent" in Pattaya they demanded 10K.
With find my iPhone I could track the phone were it was. Somehow they cracked the pin code, but they could not crack the iCloud password = they could not wipe the phone. 


I talked to the police. Showed maps where my stolen phone was. Well.. People live here know whats happens next. Somehow the lender managed to get the police of the case.

 

For weeks I had fun sending findiPhone localization pings waking the "lender" up 2-4 AM each night. Each time they tried to use the phone, the got a new nasty message that they stole my phone.

 

After a month they gave up and send the phone back to me via post office. I promised 5K to pay, after I received the phone. Maybe Im a stupid person. I payed, since I promised. 

 

I know as a farang in TH: I have no rights here against the national population. Thats is just how it is.

 

Go to the tourist police and explain the problem: "what do you want us to do about it?"

Wow. Actual conversation. 

Maybe take some guns. Go to the lender and get back all my stuff that is stolen? Like police should do?

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My Thai teacher later explained to me how its done: Bring a case of Singha to the police station at beach road. Go to operations on second flor. Give a beer each time they help.

If you were prepared to pay money to the ones who had your phone, you should of said yes and set up meeting at Starbucks (or whatever) to get it back.   But first, give 1,000 to a policeman if he will go with you to the meeting and say if he catch them, you will call Pattaya 1 to make him look like a hero in the newspaper for helping poor tourist get back an expensive phone. 

You get your phone back, only spend 1,000 not 5,000.  :clap2:

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5 hours ago, petermik said:

She is being held in custody until monday when she will be taken to court to answer two charges....theft by finding and demanding money for its return.

On MCOT news last night :thumbsup:

I would be willing to wager she has no clue what she did wrong......just can't comprehend it, I hope someone took the time to try and explain it to her, the most obvious being (as someone already mentioned on this thread) - removing it from the 7/11, how did she even know it did not belong to a staff member, maybe she actually saw the girl that owned it forget to take it, totally dishonest no matter how you look at it

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I would hazard a guess that after she stole the phone from the counter she thought she had made easy money, well it looks like she will get a hefty fine and maybe jail time, well just one thing to say is som num na!!!.

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Reminds me of when the guy (Westerner) sitting next to my XGF left his phone on the seat of a Baht Bus when getting off, it was a short while before it was noticed by another passenger, I suggested giving it to the driver but my XGF and the other passenger said not to as the driver would keep it, so we held onto it and not long after getting back to our condo it rang, I answered as I was expecting the guy to be talking English, instead  had a hotel receptionist phoning on his behalf so passed the phone to the XGF, he was telling the hotel receptionist to tell my XGF to bring the phone to his hotel, so I said to my XGF tell him to come to our condo well will meet him outside, our condo was not that far away, turned up on the back of a motor bike taxi, very annoyed that we would not bring the phone to his hotel, certainly no reward asked or offered, not even a thank you. 

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