Air-con tech has a drink, nap in someone else’s house

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An air-conditioning technician running from a teenage gang was arrested after breaking into a Pattaya home, trying to steal 10,000 baht in alcohol, and passing out in his underwear on the sofa.

Pattapong Arunchai, 38, was taken into custody at the Tamperret Village home of Thitiya Smith May 8. Seven booze bottles, some opened, were found nearby.

Pattapong Arunchai was charged with trespassing after breaking into a single family home and trying to make off with 7 bottles of booze, but passing out drunk first.Pattapong Arunchai was charged with trespassing after breaking into a single family home and trying to make off with 7 bottles of booze, but passing out drunk first.

Wilaiporn Sinbuathong, 29, told police she was cleaning the swimming pool while Thitya was out and heard someone scaling a wall to enter the house. She looked inside and saw a drunken Pattapong sleeping on the sofa in his skivvies.

She called her husband to help detain him and called Thitya to come home.

Pattapong told police he was beat up by teenage gang members and was looking for a place to hide. He said he saw the whiskey bottles through a window and decided the house would be a good place to take refuge, have a drink and a kip while watching television.

He was charged with trespassing.