Turkish Motorbike Rider Arrested While Trying to Cut Police Chain in Phuket Old Town


In a swift response to a citizen’s alert, Phuket City Police apprehended a Turkish man caught in the act of severing a police chain. The incident occurred in a no-parking zone in Phuket Old Town’s Phang Nga Road.

On Monday, April 29th, authorities were informed by a vigilant resident about the foreign rider’s attempt to remove the chain securing his motorbike, which had been locked by the police for parking in a restricted area. The Phuket Traffic Police were dispatched immediately to the location.

Upon arrival, officers identified the individual only as Mr. Alper, a 35-year-old Turkish national. He was detained during his attempt to cut through the chain. The prompt arrest underscores the enforcement of parking regulations and the community’s role in reporting infractions.

He was arrested and taken to the Phuket City Police Station to face a charge of damaging government property, which carries extremely harsh penalties in Thailand, on top of illegal parking. This isn’t the first time this has happened recently, as seen below.

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An unidentified male foreign motorcyclist was caught on camera cutting a police chain used to immobilize his motorbike, which was parked in a no-parking zone in Phuket Old Town.

Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.