An intoxicated man has been arrested after stealing many large road signs on main roads in the Pattaya and Banglamung area for money to buy more alcohol.
A team from the Pattaya Highway Office and the Chonburi Highway Police have arrested Mr. Chatree Srichum, 27, earlier this week. He and his friends were caught stealing large road signs on the main roads in and around Pattaya. The two other suspects, however, sped away. Seized from Chatree were his motorbike sidecar, various tools, and pieces of large road signs. Chatree was, according to highway police, heavily intoxicated when arrested.
Mr. Chatree admitted to Pattaya Police, “My friends and I were very drunk and ran out of alcohol. We needed money to buy more alcohol. We decided to cut up large Pattaya road signs and sell the parts for money to purchase more alcohol. This was a bad idea and caused by too much alcohol, we never intended to destroy the road signs.”
Chatree is facing charges of theft. Police are hunting for the two other suspects to face further legal action.