Photograph through Fb/ Panhathai Buranaprasoetkun

An offended Thai hitchhiker refused to apologise after scaring a Thai lady and smashing her automobile with a bike helmet on an expressway in Bangkok on March 9, saying the sufferer was unhelpful by refusing to present him a trip.

The sufferer, Panhathai Buranaprasoetkun, recounted the incident and shared dashcam footage on Fb to warn different ladies travelling alone. Panhathai stated the incident occurred at round 1.30pm on March 3 close to the doorway to an expressway on Rama III Road in Bangkok.

Within the video, the Thai man, whose id stays undisclosed, was strolling on the shoulder of the road earlier than turning round and strolling into the surface lane of the road to dam Panhathai’s automobile. He walked straight to the automobile, banged on window, and shouted at her.

“Are you able to drop me forward? Can I am going with you? Are you able to simply drop me forward!”

The person’s shouts grew louder as he pounded the automobile extra forcefully, pissed off by Panhathai’s lack of response. In a subsequent submit, Panhathai disclosed that he hadn’t struck the automobile together with his fist, he had wielded a bike helmet to shatter her automobile window.

In keeping with Panhathai, the person additionally tried to unlock the automobile door, however discovering it locked didn’t deter him. He persevered, yanking on the deal with with better pressure in an try to realize entry.

Feeling frightened, Panhathai swiftly drove away from the scene earlier than alerting the Freeway Police to the incident.

Panhathai stated she later filed a grievance at Thung Mahamek Police Station and shared the story with the general public to warn different motorists, particularly ladies, to lock their automobile doorways earlier than travelling.

Panhathai’s followers and mates agreed that the person had no intention of accepting a trip and harboured ulterior motives. Positioned close to the expressway workplace and toll cubicles, he stood in a location conducive to swiftly exiting the expressway space to hail a taxi or search help from authorities.

No apologies

Thung Mahamek Police Station officers managed to arrest the person yesterday, March 11. Police reported that the person later took a taxi from the scene to Soi Ramkamhaeng 81 however officers are nonetheless checking the safety cameras to find out how he entered the expressway and what was his intention.

Through the three-hour interrogation, the person claimed he acquired misplaced and ended up on the expressway. He wished to get off the expressway and hitchhiked however nobody would supply him a trip. He hit the girl’s automobile together with his helmet as a result of he was offended. He insisted that he didn’t wish to apologise to her as a result of she was unhelpful.

Panhathai advised the media in an interview on the police station immediately that she didn’t decide him up due to security considerations as she was travelling alone on the time. She stated she was not being unhelpful nevertheless it was her proper to determine whether or not to assist or not.

Panhathai thought the person had a psychological sickness and would forgive him if he was affected by the issue.

Thung Mahamek Police Station Superintendent, Panom Chueathong, disclosed that officers have been making an attempt to contact the person’s household to see if he had a historical past of psychological well being therapy or not. Panom stated the person typically acted aggressively throughout questioning and believed the person had problem controlling his feelings.

The person initially confronted two costs together with:

  • Part 358 of the Legal Regulation: damaging the property of one other individual. The penalty is imprisonment of as much as three years, a positive of as much as 60,000 baht, or each.
  • Part 392 of the Legal Regulation: threatening or scaring one other individual. The penalty is imprisonment of as much as one month, a positive of as much as 10,000 baht, or each.


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