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    American Recaptured After Bolting from Police Truck in Phuket

    An American man who escaped police custody on Monday has been recaptured in Phuket, Thailand. He was arrested for overstaying his visa in Thailand. The American escaped from a police truck on Monday after being arrested for overstaying his visa.


    American Dolcide Shilon, 28, was re-arrested in Phuket about noon after a tip off by local residents.


    Earlier Monday, Mr Shilon fled from a police truck delivering him to immigration police. He allegedly pretended to have a limp. When police opened the truck door he bolted disappearing into a nearby forested area.

    The Bangkok Post reported police flew a drone overhead, but there was no sign of him.

    Mr Shilon was arrested for overstaying his visa. A local court ordered his imprisonment for six days because he couldn’t pay his fine. He was also arrested for marijuana possession, last month.


    On Thursday, a local resident told police he believed the American was hiding in a local village. Dolcide, 28, was re-captured by Phuket police and taken to Immigration.


    When question by police of why he ran, Mr. Shilon said he was petrified of being in a Thai Jail. He had read of many horrible stories of foreigners being beaten or killed in Thai prisons. Also being a black man he worried about racial discrimination.


    Phuket immigration assured everyone concerned that the American was in good care and his fears were baseless.


    Mr. Shilon will be held in an Immigration detention center to serve out his 6 day sentence and then extradited.




    https://www.chiangraitimes.com/crime...uck-in-phuket/

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    foreigners being beaten or killed in Thai prisons ..... being a black man ..... racial discrimination.

    Phuket immigration assured everyone concerned that the American was in good care and his fears were baseless.


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    petrified of being in a Thai Jail
    hmm... seems he's watched one too many episodes of "Locked Up Abroad" yet, not enough fear to be arrested with good ole ganja, eh?


    Yup, another one of them Bad Guys Out - feel safer already

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    On Thursday, resident Naris Rodnakaret informed police he believed a wanted American man was hiding in some trees at Moo 2 village of tambon Rawai.
    https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...ured-in-phuket

    And from the other day....

    Phuket hunt for fugitive Florida man continues
    ... which sort of explains it.




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    Chocolate man hiding in trees. Classic

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    All those police to catch a visa overstayer.
    To top it off they get the pointing finger headlines.

    Keystone cops

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...ured-in-phuket

    And from the other day....



    ... which sort of explains it.




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    At least the cops look in good physical shape

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