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A foreigner jumped to his death from the sixth floor of a shopping complex in Chon Buri’s Pattaya City on Thursday afternoon.

The man, whose nationality is unknown, was rushed to a nearby hospital though he was declared dead at the scene.  Pol Lt-Colonel Pitak Nernsang, an investigator from the Pattaya Police Station, said police learned at 5.30pm that a foreigner aged about 50 had fallen from the sixth floor of Central Pattaya Beach Department store.

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Here's a video of wastewater, a nice euphemism for a cocktail of 1 part feces and 2 parts water, being dumped dumped into Na Jomtien Bay, the southern part of Jomtien that the baht busses don't service.  Anyone for some wastewater rafting?

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An Italian who allegedly posed as Hollywood superstar George Clooney to sell clothes online has been arrested with his wife in Thailand after years on the run.

Francesco Galdelli, 58, and Vanya Goffi, 45, were arrested in the Thai resort of Pattaya, after policemen surrounded the luxury villa where they lived, far from the city’s tourist attractions and nightlife.

The pair specialized in a series of scams and frauds and had fled Italy in 2012 to avoid being arrested, earning themselves the nickname of Italy’s Bonnie & Clyde, the notorious American bank robbers of the Great Depression era.

"During interrogation, Francesco confessed to claiming to be George Clooney and opening a clothes business to trick people into sending money," a statement from Thailand's Crime Suppression Division said.

The couple is also wanted in Italy for multiple scams including selling fake Rolex watches online, the statement said. They sometimes mocked their victims by sending packets of salt instead of the timepieces.

Italy’s international police and the Crime Suppression Division of the Royal Thai Police finally succeeded in arresting the two on Sunday, after tailing them.

The case against the pair stretches back several years after Mr Clooney told a Milan court that the pair - and another accomplice - had fraudulently used his name to promote a fashion range.

The couple used several figureheads in Pattaya and, thanks to their past fraudulent activities, enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle. Mr Galdelli was also known by the local community for being a generous man, having donated big sums of money to help children with HIV.

He could be seen as a sort of Robin Hood,” said Andrea Vitalone, the security expert that led the international operation ended with the arrest.   

Mr Galdelli had already been arrested in July 2014 at Pattaya’s Dusit Thani Hotel. The day after his arrest, however, he managed to escape at the end of his first hearing.

After an internal investigation, local police found out that he had corrupted the prison guards paying them 20,000 Thai baht (around £500) to cover up his absconding.

The couple are now being detained at the detention center of the Immigration Bureau in Pattaya, waiting for the extradition procedures to be started, police said.   

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On 5/19/2019 at 9:20 AM, Pdoggg said:

Here's a video of wastewater, a nice euphemism for a cocktail of 1 part feces and 2 parts water, being dumped dumped into Na Jomtien Bay, the southern part of Jomtien that the baht busses don't service.  Anyone for some wastewater rafting?

 

And many of us consider Jomtien the cleaner swimming option. :(

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That's what I was wondering. Also does anyone have any idea what the two Thai women were saying at the end? Obviously one was objecting to his swearing.

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4 hours ago, seven said:

Oh dear. Whos this guy?

He is known  as Sharkey,  a kiwi guy who made a tonne of cash as a loan shark( hence the name) in Australia, just google his name and you should be able to find other vids of him, the one where he flips out at the cops because he acuses them of stealing his gold from  his condo is particularly entertaining, I used to see him trudging up SMIT every night with that big fat fire hydrant head of his 

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I don't think that is Sharkey. The guy in this video is English going by the accent, and rather portly, where Sharkey is a Kiwi and built like a brick shithouse, also covered from head to foot in tattoos.

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1 hour ago, seven said:

No, that's not Sharkey. Ive seen him live many times and like BB says hes a bodybuilder built like a tank.

This article says hes aussie, but I think his accent is british.

https://thepattayanews.com/2019/06/21/australian-man-arrested-after-bar-dispute-caught-on-video-verbally-abusing-pattaya-police/

Ya i had another look and although the attitude is exactly the same  the lack of tats shows its not Sharkey 

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just a quickie about Sharky, Stickman was talking about past charecters of pattaya and he mentioned him with a link to a years old interview.

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