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Locals scramble for ‘free’ beer as Leo truck drops load

PHUKET: Scores of people rushed to collect cans of beer scattered all over the road this morning (Jan 11) after a truck carrying thousands of cans of Leo beer dropped its load in Rassada.

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By The Phuket News

Friday 11 January 2019, 01:57PM


Wichit Police were notified of the incident at around 6am, but due to there being no traffic police on duty at the time were late to arrive at the scene on Soi Kingkaew-Uthit.

Upon arrival, police found scores of people collecting and taking away as many cans as they could carry. Whilst others were helping to gather the cans and clear the road.

Hundreds of cans had perished on the road.

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Phuket City Traffic police Capt Chatree Wetrangsri told The Phuket News, “We received notice of this accident early this morning at about 6am. The driver of the truck is not injured and the truck is not damaged.

“The cause of the accident is not yet clear but from early investigations it seems that the load dropped off the truck because it was not secured properly.

“The the road is now clear,” Capt Wetrangsri added.

Lt Col Pongpop Prasoppichai, Chief of Phuket City Traffic Police, told The Phuket News, “Taking assets that belong to others is an act of theft. It is for the owner to decide if they want to file a claim. Subsequently the police can work on bringing charges to those involved.”

 

 

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Jor12 | 14 January 2019 - 09:25:58

If it's damaged and abandoned property as the owners have not claimed proprietory rights over it, they have every right to take it.  Most commentators here complain about the trash and no-one does anything, but when they do clean up...they still complain! Amazing expats.

Discover Thainess | 13 January 2019 - 13:15:24

This is a terribly sad reflection on how the world is behaving, including thailand. It’s quite clear they don’t own the beer, but any chance to grab stuff and profit from someone else’s misfortune is taken. It’s disgraceful behaviour and those involved should be ashamed of themselves. Whatever happened to honesty? 

Jor12 | 13 January 2019 - 09:39:47

Police can't nothing unless a complaint is made...read the article. If the owner doesn't complain about it...good luck to the residents. It's not theft as you have prove ownership.

Kurt | 12 January 2019 - 10:26:53

There we go: " Taking assets that belongs to other is a crime". Right! But RTP, don't do work on crimes, crimes clearly written in Thai laws. They to lazy. They excuse and hide  behind ...The owner must file a claim before we lift or butts...   TIT.  Simple law enforcement? Not even done.  Even photo evidence of stealing doesn't bring RTP in motion. Thailand 4.0? Another 100 year...

Nasa12 | 11 January 2019 - 20:07:30

The vultures are not far away in Phuket.

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