Drug suspect: Angry god made me do it

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Sattahip lime vendor Taveesak Klinsawad a god of good luck turned on him and sent him down an evil path into the arms of police.
Sattahip lime vendor Taveesak Klinsawad a god of good luck turned on him and sent him down an evil path into the arms of police.

A Sattahip lime vendor believes a god of good luck turned on him after he was arrested for allegedly selling drugs.

Taveesak Klinsawad, 41, was captured in a sting operation at a vegetable stall at the Sahachai Market Oct. 31. Five methamphetamine tablets and 1,150 baht were confiscated.

“Ped Lai Prang”, as he was known due to his dark tattoos on light skin, was arrested after he allegedly offered a woman at the market he had a crush on the five ya ba tablets in exchange for sex. But the lime dealer changed his mind and asked for cash instead.

Little did he know the woman he propositioned was a police informant.

Taveesak has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, but in recent years had reformed and set up a lime stand at the market and hung an amulet of the god Kuman Thong out front to bring him luck.

For a while, it appeared to work, but the lime business soured and Taveesak fell back into old habits, getting high and chasing women.

He believes Kuman Thong got angry at him and sent him down an evil path into the arms of police.