A foreigner caught on camera relieving himself off the back of a tuk-tuk in Phuket has prompted local outrage on social media. In the video footage, the man can be seen standing and urinating off the back of the vehicle as it travels along the streets of Patong (kudos for his balance and bladder control).
The Phuket Express reports that netizens are furious after the clip went viral this week. They are calling for the foreigner to be arrested and for him to face the full force of the law. But the video may not be recent.
Patong Police have identified the driver, Prathan Boonteam, who says the incident actually took place about 2 months ago and he believes the tourist in question is long gone.
According to Prathan, he picked up a number of foreigners on Bangla Road and was taking them to a nearby hotel. He says one of the men was standing at the back of the tuk-tuk and began urinating openly into the road. The tuk-tuk driver says the man in question appeared to be very drunk (perhaps very drunk but doing a great job, single-handed).
Prathan decided to drive to Patong Police Station but the man then jumped off the tuk-tuk and fled. The police believe the tourist has now left the kingdom but are questioning staff at the hotel where he stayed, as well as reviewing CCTV footage, in an attempt to identify him.
If he is still in Thailand, he will be summoned for questioning and to face charges. In the event that he has already left, his name will be flagged for future interviews and possible charges if he returns to the kingdom. The man’s name and nationality are currently unknown.
SOURCE: The Phuket Express