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Dressed to impress – as a cop with all the trimmings! Police impersonator arrested in Bangkok

A Thai man has been arrested after he was found impersonating a police officer in the Lat Prao area of northern Bangkok.

dressed to impressThe culprit is on the right in the photo with acting police chief Sanit Mahathavorn holding up the fake uniform in front of the accused, reported tnamcot.

The bogus bobby was caught red handed in a hotel room where he was enjoying wearing his stylish uniform and admiring his fake Hua Mark police ID, bought on the internet for 3,500 baht.

And apart from facing charges for pretending to be a cop he also faces weapons charges after a gun and bullets were found in a search of his room.

But, in an effort at mitigation, Teeramet Siriprapathanapong, 28, said that he had never used the uniform to extort money or cause any trouble. He just loved the uniform and pretending to be a policeman.

He added that this was only the third time he had dressed up – the former volunteer cop said that he donned the brown when he went to buy a car and then met some friends wearing it on another occasion. He was boasting about being a sergeant.

He was detained and charged with impersonating a policeman and having a firearm in his possession with no license.

Meanwhile in other news in northern Bangkok, Pahonyothin police announced the arrest of a man called Jakrin Srilak (or Kla) who they say was peddling drugs in the area.

Acting on a tip off from a police informant they arrested him and found 74, 608 Ya Ba tablets at his lodgings as well as 114 grams of ice or crystal methamphetamine.

He was apprehended at the Phu Thong apartment in Ram Intra Soi 45.

Thai Visa / tnamcot

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