BANGKOK – Police have arrested a group of car windshield cleaners in Bangkok who reportedly dirtied their potential patrons' cars before they offered to clean them.
Pol.Lt.Col. Siam Intarasuwanno, deputy superintendent at Thoong Maha Mek Police Station, said police have received many complaints from motorists about the group, who had been operating at an intersection on Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Road.
According to the complaints, the suspects – identified as Boonchoo Sookthong, Mana Saeling, Sirikul Boonyanan, and Somsak Thimwat – splashed dirty water at random cars as they waited for the green light at the intersection, then approached the motorists to offer their windshield cleaning service.
When the motorists refused, the suspects "aggressively" and rudely berated them, Pol.Lt.Col. Siam said.
"So I ordered the investigative officers to inspect the area, and they found the suspects committing the crime," Pol.Lt.Col. Siam told reporters. He said all suspects confessed that they have been performing this scam "for many times" because they need the money.
Pol.Lt.Col. Siam said the four individuals have been charged with causing nuisance to the public, which carries a penalty of 1,000 baht fine.
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