The suspect demanded 10,000 baht to return home.
When: December 10th, 2020
Where: Bang Phun subdistrict, Pathum Thani province
Perpetrators: Mr. Thassapong, 38
Victims: 8 crocodiles and the room
What: Police were called to a 9-story dormitory in Pathum Thani after the landlord received complaints about disturbances from a room on the 8th floor. The police arrived and entered the room and found Mr. Thassapong in a frenzy. He demanded police give him 10,000 baht so he could return home. He damaged the room, defacing the walls and burning furniture, and police had a hard time getting him to calm down.
Upon further inspection, authorities found 8 crocodiles that the frenzied man was raising in the room. Police also found marijuana. The landlord said the tenant had only been living in the room for a month, without knowing where he came from or where he worked. He’s being taken in for psychological examination and drug testing.
Defend independent crime reporting in Thailand.
Stay informed with weekly digests of top crime stories & original reports. No selling, no spam!
My take: So how much does a crocodile run? Asking for a friend.
Stay informed: True Crime Thailand has a simple mission. To deliver hard-hitting true crime stories from Thailand. We don’t pull any punches. Stay informed. Subscribe now. https://truecrimethailand.substack.com/