UPDATE: More details emerge on Norwegian man who stole taxi from Krabi Airport and drove himself to Trang

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Krabi –

A Norwegian man has been charged with theft after he stole a taxi car from Krabi Airport before he was arrested in Trang.

Our previous story:

The Norwegian man was taken to the Huay Yod Police Station before and was taken back to the Nuea Khlong Police Station on Monday (October 31st).

Now for the update:

The Klong Tom Police Chief Colonel Taweesak Suwapitchapoom told the Phuket Express today (November 2nd), “The Norwegian man is aged 50. He is an engineer at an oil company abroad. We are withholding his name at this time as part of the legal proceedings and while working with his relatives.”

“Airport staffers told us that prior to stealing a taxi the Norwegian man wanted to go to Bangkok but he did not have a flight ticket. When the ticket counter closed, the Norwegian, who is a very physically imposing man, blocked the front of the ticket counter and did not let two staffers came out from inside, demanding they get him to Bangkok,” Colonel Taweesak explained.

“Security guards at the airport finally talked to the suspect before he moved and let those two staffers came out from the ticket booth. After that, he stole the taxi car after getting into an argument with the taxi driver about his destination in which the driver refused to take him so far,” Colonel Taweesak added.

“At this stage the suspect is facing charges of theft. His relatives have confirmed they will pay for damages to the taxi driver’s vehicle,” Colonel Taweesak noted.

The Norwegian man himself did not release a statement and was initially described by Trang law enforcement as uncooperative and refusing an interview or to discuss his actions. It was at this point law enforcement involved the suspect’s relatives who were willing to work with law enforcement.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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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.