Fast action saves Belgian from ladyboy pickpocket

Friday, 03 February 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 5 By  Boonlua Chatree

A Belgian man and other bar patrons captured a transvestite who allegedly pick-pocketed him of 5,200 baht.

Police were called to the Mirial beer bar on Second Road Jan. 22 where Yves Wynant, 42, and other patrons had detained Soros Poonneam, 26. The Songkla transsexual, outfitted in long black wig and mini skirt, was accused of accosting the Belgian as he was trying to leave the bar, then snatching cash from his pocket during the unwanted hug.

Soros Poonneam is caught by bar patrons before he could escape. Soros Poonneam is caught by bar patrons before he could escape.

Witnesses said the ladyboy raced on high heels out of the boozer, but was run down by passers-by. Police recovered Wynant’s 5,200 baht in a sunscreen box in Soros’ purse.

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