Chinese Tell LiesTwo Chinese men have told the police a fake story about being extorted by a beach bag vendor.
PATTAYA – Recently [PattayaDailyNews]; Mr.Chen Lei aged 43 and Mr.Xu Guangming aged 45 from China notified the police officers that they were threatened by a bag vendor who then made them pay 12,000 baht for a bag.
On January 14th at 18.00 pm, Pol.Col.Suktad Pumpanmuang- superintendent of Pattaya police station- ordered officers to arrest Mr.Apicha Yenphukao aged 45 who was the vendor and the suspect on this case. He claimed that he has been the vendor on Ko Lan for a decade and he has never had any problems with foreigners before. He added that he offered 2 bags to the Chinese and they paid him 1,800 Yuan and 2,500 baht and he didn’t extort or threaten them.
Pol.Col.Suktad revealed that the police officers had already recorded the incident before they went to the crime scene. Mr.Apicha rejected the case and there was no eyewitnesses who spotted the incident. In addition, the Chinese had already checked out from their hotel. The police officers expected that the Chinese had made the story up so they can claim on their insurance when they are back home. The police officers would like to warn tourist that if they try to make fake claims and they are found out they will be prosecuted and could face a big fine, jail or both.