News Headline: “Lady Boys Caught Red Handed”

From my humor vantage point, there’s a whole lotta goodness (and giggles) in this story from the Bangkok Post:

Ladyboys caught red-handed

Pattaya police have successfully followed up on a case of last month where a drunken foreign tourist was persuaded to go to a hotel with three men whom he thought were sexy women.

The case started when Mr. Uwe Hufshmidt from Germany reported to the Pattaya police that he had woken up in the Lucky Inn with his possessions including a credit card, a golden diamond bracelet, loose cash and a mobile phone all missing. He did not quite remember how he got there.

Later the next day staff from a mobile shop in Central Festival Pattaya Beach informed the police that two ladyboys came to the store and purchased items totaling 107,712 baht. However, staff found the transaction suspicious since the credit card used to pay for the items was in a foreign name. When the staff asked the men for their identification, they left the credit card at the store and fled in their high heels.

Acting on information received, police later raided their apartment and captured a total of three suspects: Mr. Piyawut (Woody) Chukorn aged 25 from Ubonratchathani, Mr. Thanasorn (Kob) Kaha aged 29 from Nakhon Pathom and Mr. Paphan (Ik) Chaimongkhol aged 21 from Chainart with the evidence of many brand-name products such as expensive shoes and bags and, most importantly, Mr. Uwe Hufshmidt’s mobile phone.

The culprits confessed that they originally saw Mr. Uwe Hufshmidt in front of Lucifer Disco, Walking Street, in a very drunken condition.  After going into a huddle, they brought him to the hotel to book the room.  Mr Uwe Hufshmidt agreed the idea as he thought at least one of them was a woman. They bought IT products with Mr. Uwe Hufshmidt’s credit card and sold his golden diamond bracelet to a pawn shop in Soi Buakhao before being apprehended by the long arm of the law.  Two of the men said they were sorry for the inconvenience.

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