Drunk Thais claim knife-point theft was self-defence

Police charged three drunk Thai men with theft after they brandished a big knife and gun in an try to rob a overseas tourist within the Khao San area of Bangkok. The robbery attempt happened outdoors the Tang Hua Seng department retailer in Banglamphu. The sufferer was a Romanian vacationer.
The three are presently being held at Nang Loeng Police Station The drunk theft suspects denied the charges and even tried responsible the tourist for the incident, claiming it was a drug deal gone bad.
The 28 yr old Romanian vacationer was waiting to catch a bus for a visit to Koh Kood. Three drunk Thai males aged 24 and 25 attacked the vacationer. Two of the boys had weapons with one flashing a gun in his waistband and another waving a one-foot-long knife.
Restricted panicked and agreed at hand over 1,800 baht and a 36,000-baht Xiaomi cellphone to the robbers. Luckily, as he was laying the phone on the ground, police arrived and intervened. The Romanian man got all his belongings back safely.
The drunk suspects denied the theft costs and claimed they are not thieves, simply drug dealers. They said they had been solely in the space to sell cannabis. When making an attempt to sell the somewhat legal drug to the Romanian tourist, he had put a pinky to his nostril, the universal sign that he wanted cocaine.
Being law-abiding weed dealers, they advised the man, of course, that they didn’t have any cocaine. They declare the tourist then received aggressive and attacked them. They had no alternative however to drag out the huge knife in self-defence.
They additionally claimed that the gun was just a innocent prop – a Thai-made gun with a broken barrel. The drunk men mentioned they didn’t brandish the gun in any threatening method through the robbery. They contended that simply earlier than the police pulled up, the tourist voluntarily put his cellphone on the ground..

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