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The story of a 14 year old who conned Ayutthaya police with a sob story about going to his dad’s funeral went viral on Thai social media as it was shared 16,000 times, reports Thairath.
Kind hearted officers manning a checkpoint near Bang Pa-In felt so sorry for ‘Ae’ from Dan Sai district of Loei province that they let him off a traffic offence, bought him food, drinks and a helmet and even gave him money for petrol so he could get back home the 600 kms to his north eastern province.
He had touched the hearts of officers with his story about coming to Bangkok to find his elder brother so that he could take him back to Loei to say goodbye to his dear old dad who was to be cremated today, Sunday. Apparently he had spent a week on the fruitless journey to find his brother who was ‘somewhere in Bangkok’ sleeping at bus shelters on the way south.
Police had seen him nearly cause a serious accident but gave him advice about proper driving techniques and road safety along with the helmet.
However a call to his home was answered by his father who was meant to be dead. He had no elder brother, just a younger one and a mum who were all very much alive. He had in fact borrowed an uncle’s motorbike and run away from home while his dad was tending the fields.
His parents. Admitting their son was a bit of a lad, expressed great relief that their errant teenager was alright and thanked officers for looking after him. Just glad he was alive they said they would not punish him.
Thai Visa / Thairath