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Police photo of accused French tourist, Michael Isaac Jerozaiski

Phuket Airport Arrest: Tourist 'Stole From Bag'

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
THIS is Michael Isaac Jerozaiski, 24, the French tourist arrested in the departure lounge at Phuket International Airport and accused of stealing cash and a Blackberry telephone from another passenger's hand-luggage.

Mr Jerozaiski has been in police custody and Phuket prison since his arrest on July 5. Police say Mr Jerozaiski at first admitted his guilt but is now not making any admissions and is awaiting a meeting with a lawyer.

Police from the Tachatchai station, which is the closest to the airport, say they have evidence that Mr Jerozaiski took 9800 baht and the telephone from the bag of a Thai traveller who forgot his piece of hand-luggage.

A woman witnessed Mr Jerozaiski take the other man's bag from the airport departures entrance scanner and carry it into the toilet, police say. They also say they have security camera footage of the theft.

Mr Jerozaiski was apprehended in the departure lounge, police say. He was carrying a shoulder bag, and ready to board an international flight. Police say the 9800 baht was in a jeans pocket and the Blackberry was in the shoulder bag.

Mr Jerozaiski is due to appear in court on August 14.
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CCTV, a witness, the money and mobile was found on him. I can understand, he thinks he was framed. Someone wanted him to steal the stuff.

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Posted by Lena on July 27, 2010 16:10

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Posted by Mister Ree on July 28, 2010 10:11

Editor Comment:

''Their general behavior around Patong has not done anything to enhance their or their country's reputation. Fights on the street (not second hand info - I've seen them) terrible driving skills and just generally aggressive and obnoxious.''

If you were writing this about Americans, Australians, Brits or Russians, it would be true of some of them, too. Generalising about the behavior of particular groups is unfair on those who don't fit the characterisation.

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If you read the man's name and look at his face you will recognise where originally he comes from. In Western Europe. Those guys have a special reputation.
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Posted by Richard on July 28, 2010 12:00

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This site is read by many people who are not familiar with Western Europe, and I'm sure many people in Western Europe are also opponents of the negative stereotyping of ethnic groups. It can lead to discrimination, and worse.

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Imagine having this Richard guy as a next door neighbor?
How on earth can he judge anyone by a photo and a name?
Who is he... the plenipotentiary?

Posted by gimmyabrek on July 29, 2010 13:55


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