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    Family apologises for assaulting traffic cop in Rayong

    Bangkok Post
    16 May 2018
    WRITER: ONLINE REPORTERS



    Ms Hathairat Somthawil, 35, and her son Ittiphol Somthawil, 18, berate a traffic policeman who issued them a ticket for illegal parking. Ittphol then punched the officer. (Grabbed from @Thaipolice.susu Facebook page)

    RAYONG: Three members of a family met with boos and jeers from local residents when they showed up to apologise to a traffic police officer at Maptaphut police station for assaulting him after he issued them a ticket for illegal parking.

    Phayom Saengwandee, 32, his wife Hathairat Somthawil, 35, and son Ittiphol Somthawil, 18, accompanied by lawyer Ronnarong Kaewphet, arrived at Maptaphut police station in Muang district of this eastern province on Wednesday morning to offer their apology to Pol Capt Witthaya Wutthiphan, a deputy traffic inspector, for the May 10 assault.

    The quarrel began after the family left their pickup truck in a no-parking area near a local market at around 8am on May 10. When a traffic police officer issued a ticket to them for violating the traffic law, the family became enraged, swearing and yelling at the traffic police. The son punched Pol Capt Witthaya in the face.

    The incident was witnessed by many vendors and passers-by, one of whom recorded video of the incident and posted clips on social media that drew widespread condemnation of the family. Many netizens called for drastic action against the family.



    Local residents give moral support to a police officer assaulted by a teenager over a parking ticket on May 10. (Photo taken from Maptaphut police station Facebook page)

    The lawyer said he took the family to the police station to apologise to officer for what they had done.
    Mr Phayom and his wife said they would confess their actions in a court. Their teenage son said he felt remorseful for assaulting the officer, vowing to enter the monkhood when he turned 20 to make merit for his parents and police.

    His mother said she felt sorry for the incident and promised not to do it again. Pol Col Atthapong Suthornwipat, superintendent of Maptaphut police, said police were ready to forgive the family if they were remorseful over their actions - but the case against them would follow legal procedures. The three were charged with obstructing officers, while their son faced an additional charge of assault.

    A group of angry residents gathered in front of the police station to berate the family. Some carried placards saying the family posed a danger to the community. One placard read “Get out, dangerous people!’’


    (Video Facebook/@Thaipolice.susu)


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    Very Thai - all around.

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    the policeman should have shot the scrote in the head, and for good measure put a bullet in the ugly fishwifes gob too.

    christ ! what a repulsive, revolting and repellent bunch of chickenhead morons.

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    would have been great if the copper had pulled out a taser and just fried her. awful goading woman

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    the policeman should have shot the scrote in the head, and for good measure put a bullet in the ugly fishwifes gob too.

    christ ! what a repulsive, revolting and repellent bunch of chickenhead morons.
    my god. makes me wonder how people end up like that.. police showed remarkable restraint... should have shot them all. as an aside wots with the red and blue uniforms.

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    You just cant imagine this happening in any other country in the world.

    police were ready to forgive the family if they were remorseful over their actions

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    the policeman should have shot the scrote in the head
    Quote Originally Posted by parryhandy View Post
    would have been great if the copper had pulled out a taser and just fried her.

    Quote Originally Posted by lob View Post
    should have shot them all


    Yup, clearly Thailand has a lot to learn about community policing.

    Perhaps they should outbid Smooci and place a recruitment ad on TD?


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    The utter childishness of these people truly verges on the infantile. So sorryee, na...........all ok now, said soree, what the ploblem?

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    Idiots.

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    Increasingly normal behaviour for this province. Newly financially empowered but industrially-polluted really make for a classy bunch of people

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    They wore uniforms (red and blue) as they were employees from a company... following this confrontation the company fired them.

    Wife said they got fined for illegal parking and assault

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    Wife said they got fined for illegal parking and assault
    all that noise for a parking ticket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    They wore uniforms (red and blue) as they were employees from a company... following this confrontation the company fired them.

    Wife said they got fined for illegal parking and assault
    great, u have a link please. wot comp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    You just cant imagine this happening in any other country in the world.

    Depends how "remorseful" they were.

    *Cough*

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    ^^ no link, sorry the last developments of this story didn't make it to English news. I was just repeating what my wife read on Thai news and social media.

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