Man arrested with silver spoons in his pants

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Police scooped up a Banglamung man who allegedly stuffed fistfuls of silver spoons into his pants at a South Pattaya home store.

Thanadet Phatthanawaradet, 47, was apprehended by a security guard at Homeworks Jan. 24. When police arrived, officers found 20 table, dinner and soup spoons along with a can opener and vegetable peeler tucked in his waistband.

Thanadet Phatthanawaradet (seated) is brought in for shoplifting and possession of illicit drugs. Thanadet Phatthanawaradet (seated) is brought in for shoplifting and possession of illicit drugs.

In addition to the 3,710 baht in utensils, police also found three methamphetamine tablets in Thanadet’s pants. He was charged with both theft and possession of illegal narcotics.

Police said Thanadet confessed to the shoplifting and drugs, saying he needed the ya ba to stay awake while driving and that he thought the Chinese New Year crowds would distract store employees from noticing his shoplifting.