Homeless woman given support after being found sleeping under a private car in Patong

Patong –

  A homeless woman has been rescued and will be given social support after she fell asleep under a pickup truck in Patong this morning (April 8th).

The Patong Police were notified by the surprised vehicle owner of the woman in her mid-fifties lying under a pickup truck at a house on Phra Baramee Road in Patong, Kathu district. Luckily, the vehicle owner saw the woman before starting their vehicle this morning around 8:00 A.M.

Patong Police arrived at the scene to find the parked silver pickup truck in front of a private house near the Suwan Khiri Wong Temple.

Police asked the woman to come out from under the pickup truck but the woman had at first refused. It took about half an hour before the woman agreed to crawl out from under the vehicle.

The woman, whose name was withheld by editorial policy, told police she is 55-years-old. She stated she was homeless and had nowhere to go and no place to stay so she decided to sleep under the pickup truck at a private home.

She was taken to the Patong Police Station while police are contacting relevant social support offices to help her.

Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.