Pattaya cops caught flat-footed by shoe thief


Pattaya police were literally caught flat-footed after a market vendor allegedly stole 40 pairs of shoes left outside officers’ dorm rooms

Siriwan Nhongharnpithak, 37, was caught in the officers’ dorm on Second Road around 5 a.m. Nov. 1 by cops waiting to see who was taking their shoes and those of family members living there.

Police said Siriwan confessed to lifting loads of loafers, about 40 pairs before she was caught. She told police she planned to sell them second-hand at the Thepprasit Market for 200 baht each to pay her rent and expenses.