Man steals ex-girlfriend’s car in Wichit, says it was a practical joke

Wichit –

A man who stole his ex-girlfriend’s car in Wichit claimed he was just playing a practical joke. However, law enforcement didn’t find it funny and has charged the man with theft at night.

The Wichit Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified on Sunday (October 30th) in the morning that a sedan has been stolen. They arrived at the house in the housing estate in Wichit to find Mrs. Sopawan who is the sedan’s owner.

She said she parked the sedan near her house before finding out in the morning that the sedan disappeared.

Police checked CCTV footage nearby and they found the suspect Mr. Somsak, 54, at 5.24 P.M.. He was arrested on Sakdidet Road in Wichit.

He said he is Mrs. Sopawan’s ex-boyfriend and has a spare car key. He intended to take her sedan just to tease her and play a practical joke.

However, Wichit police were in no laughing mood. Somsak was taken to the Wichit Police Station to face charges of night theft.

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Goong 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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and Chonburi, 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.