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    Does video show policeman extorting money from vendor? Din Daeng office explains

    The Din Daeng district office on Saturday has clarified about a controversial video clip that shows a municipal policeman allegedly taking money from an ice-cream vendor.


    The video clip shows a municipal police officer walking away with a can from the trolley of an elderly ice-cream vendor in front of the Thai-Japanese Stadium in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district. The official then got on a pickup truck with two other officers and drove away.


    The clip was widely shared on social media. Netizens said that a can is usually where street vendors keep their money, and speculated that it was a case of extortion.


    The district office responded via its Facebook page that the incident took place on September 17 when municipal police officers were dispatched to the stadium to facilitate traffic flow as there were many people coming to get vaccinated at the nearby Ministry of Labour building.


    “Officers were prohibiting hawkers from setting up their trolleys on the road as they would cause traffic congestion. They arrested the ice-cream seller as he was repeatedly selling in prohibited areas,” said the post. “The officer had taken a can, which contained ice-cream equipment, as evidence to charge the vendor. There was no money in the can.”

    The office added that selling food on a public road is a violation of the Maintenance of the Cleanliness and Orderliness Act, punishable with a maximum of Bt2,000 fine.


    “We, however, have instructed all municipal officials to perform their duties with politeness and refrain from any actions that might upset the public’s feelings,” added the district office.


    Does video show policeman extorting money from vendor? Din Daeng office explains

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    Utter fucking horseshit.

    Thieving police scum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Utter fucking horseshit.

    Thieving police scum.

    Yup, and they don’t care if the public know, no shame.

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    It was all a "misunderstanding", glad they "clarified".

    Can a municipal police officer seize stuff in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    It was all a "misunderstanding", glad they "clarified".

    Can a municipal police officer seize stuff in the first place?

    "“We, however, have instructed all municipal officials to perform their duties with politeness and refrain from any actions that might upset the public’s feelings,” added the district office."

    Which loosely translates to:

    "We have instructed all the fucking bandits to make sure no-one is watching when they extort people".

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    “The officer had taken a can, which contained ice-cream equipment, as evidence to charge the vendor.
    What kind of 'ice-cream equipment' fits into a can that size?


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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    What kind of 'ice-cream equipment' fits into a can that size?
    After long braining: perhaps the ice-cream spoon?

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