A Chinese man was arrested after he was found allegedly asking for money from people in Phuket.
The Region 8 Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified that a foreigner was asking for money from people recently. On Monday (January 15th), they arrested Mr. Yang (alias), a Chinese national.
He was found showing a notice to people and the notice showed a disabled child who it was claimed needed help. An unspecified amount of money was seized from Mr. Yang.
Mr. Yang was taken to the Phuket City Police Station to face charges of begging for money in public without permission.
Police are asking people to avoid helping foreigners who seem to be disabled. If anyone sees such foreigners begging, please call 191 for assistance.