by Nujaree Raekrun from https://www.bangkokpost.com
A naked man seized a motorcycle from a shocked woman at an intersection in Sichon district on Sunday and rode off on it, and police finally found him at a nearby market on Tuesday – still without clothes.
Sunday’s incident occurred in full view of pedestrians and motorists. It was videoed and posted on the Ruamphon Khon Tha Sala Facebook page and, unsurprisingly, went viral.
The clip, lasting 49 seconds, showed a man aged around 30 sitting naked on the road divider at Phuyai Pluem intersection in Tha Sala district.
He walked towards a woman motorcyclist who stopped at the red light. As the man approached she was clearly frightened, then abandoned her motorcycle and ran away.
The naked man then took possession of her bike, sitting on it and preparing to drive off. Then a rescue worker ran into the video and tried to stop him. He was kicked away by the naked thief, who then rode off on the bike.
Earlier on Sunday, rescue workers saw a naked man sleeping alongside another road in Tha Sala district. They bundled him into their vehicle intending to take him to Tha Sala Hospital.
But when they stopped at Phuyai Pluem intersection the man woke up, became very agitated and jumped from the vehicle. He sat down on the road divider – and then the unfortunate woman drew up at the red light on her motorcycle.
Local police assigned to the case said they arrested a naked man at Kimsong market, in the same district, on Tuesday. He was taken to Tha Sala Hospital.