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This is a follow- on about living in this quiet Issan village.

Things have been a lot quieter in the village since the murder of the man in the wheelchair, had some police patrols, and the pu yai bahn letting people know that police are aware of the drug problem.

We got a dog, it is chained near our bedroom at night, and it certainly makes plenty of noise if it sees people at the gate.

Now my wife is away in Bangkok over night, my carer came at 6 took care of things for me, then went home.

So i settled on my bed watching a movie.

Around 8.30 the dog is barking going crazy, i looked at the monitor, holy s++t there is a man near our pickup, so i grabbed my phone called my wife, no answer, so i called my carer, phone closed.

Next i phoned Thailands finest, the RTP, man who answered could not speak English, he said pep nung, a lady came on the phone speaking very good English.

I explained to her my situation, and the problem.

I told her my address in both English and Thai, not worry sir she says police come now, what is your wifes number, so i told her that again both in English and Thai, she repeated the number to me.

Next my wife called me back, i explained the problem to her, she phoned her B.I.L. who came over, chased the man away, then he came and spoke to me, then went home.

The R.T.P. has not bothered to put in an appearance, and probably never will, had the man seen me in my bed maybe i would not be alive now to post this.

I have spoken with my wife during the night and she did not get a call from the police, useless load of bar stewards.

As i am still stuck on my bed, i have not been outside to see what the man was up to, but i have got him on 3 different cameras, and good clarity, so hopefully he can be caught.

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I can't imagine what your life is like nor do I have any useful suggestions, though I really, really, really wish I did.

 

All I can say is 'hang in there' and remember that the entire TVF community is thinking of you. It isn't much but it is all we have.

 

 

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When I still lived in USA and used to travel to Asia for months at a time, I used to remove the rotor from the distributor in my parked car.

 

Maybe with electronic ignition these days, you could put in a switch or similar to accomplish the same.

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What sort of dog do you have Colin? Teeth?

 

If you don't already have them some floodlights that you can work from your location may be an idea along with a nice loud siren. It's amazing how quickly intruders move on when brightly lit up with an attention-getting noise going on.

 

Maybe add a solenoid release to the dog chain too (I jest, but it may just be an idea).

 

Is your property fenced so the dog can be allowed to patrol at night, our two are always on guard at night (in partnership with the geese and guinea fowl), nothing moves without getting noticed by someone.

 

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6 minutes ago, Crossy said:

What sort of dog do you have Colin? Teeth?

 

If you don't already have them some floodlights that you can work from your location may be an idea along with a nice loud siren. It's amazing how quickly intruders move on when brightly lit up with an attention-getting noise going on.

 

Maybe add a solenoid release to the dog chain too (I jest, but it may just be an idea).

 

Is your property fenced so the dog can be allowed to patrol at night, our two are always on guard at night (in partnership with the geese and guinea fowl), nothing moves without getting noticed by someone.

 

Crossy the dog is a Thai dog, breed unknown, we dont allow it to roam at night, so nobody can poison it.

Our property we thought was securely fenced, but the bar steward managed to get over the gate. which is 1.5 meters high with  steel spikes on top.

The feeling of being so helpless, when i heard the dog yelping loudly i closed my computer, so the only light was from the monitor.

Our bedroom wall facing the pickup is all glass (TINTED ) I could see him but he could not see me.

Now 6 in the mornig and no police.

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I just wonder what more you need to do Colin...you must be so fed up.

 

Perhaps, as Crossy suggests, some Floodlights & a solonoid release for the dawg.

 

Taser 'gun' also?

 

Thoughts are with you on this rainy morning.

 

 

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59 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Now my wife is away in Bangkok over night,

So do 'bar stewards' often climb your metal spiked 1.5 meter gate to case your pick-up truck or is it just coincidence that this happened the night your wife was away in Bangkok?

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Just now, JLCrab said:

So do 'bar stewards' often climb your metal spiked 1.5 meter gate to case your pick-up truck or is it just coincidence that this happened the night your wife was away in Bangkok?

This is the first time anybody has climbed the gate, and yes i think just coincidence that it was the 1 night my wife was away.

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signs may not help much and sometimes they even act as a challenge to a perpetrator, or a drunk, but some signage in Thai and English indicating CCTV streaming online  or something as a warning?  Text and graphic in case the person is not a reader?

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Super loud hand held compressed air horn can will be very handy to drive away all sorts of undesirables including the wife's relatives...

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I completely understand your insecurity when you are not able to do anything by yourself if something happens. I am sincerely sad for your situation, and hope there was something that could be done. However, of course you should always take a threat seriously, but most of the people, even the ones climbing over fences, do hesitate when it comes to injuring or killing another human beeing. Yeah, how silly it might sound when reading the news, that is actually a fact even in Thailand.

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Since you are fenced so the dog can't get out my, initially tongue-in-cheek, suggestion of a solenoid release for your mobile teeth (dog) could be a goer.

 

I have no idea what "stubble running" is but these chaps have just what you need https://www.facebook.com/brisbanehuntingsupplies/photos/12-v-quick-release-solenoids-great-for-stubble-running-all-you-need-is-a-short-c/1572954582973791/

 

 

You can put that, floodlight and siren on a simple remote that you can carry (or wear around your neck).

 

It shouldn't be beyond even a local sparky to set it all up for you without breaking the bank.

 

Cops probably haven't woken up yet. Now it's light have you had a chance to check out if any damage has been done?

 

 

 

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My carer has just been, helped me off my bed,  played back cctv, i know him says my carer.

So now just need the useless RTP got off their ar++s and do something.

Been outside, dog is limping on 3 legs, i cannot feel any broken bones, but her leg is very tender she jumps when i touch it.

I have had a quick look around, things moved but i think nothing has been taken.

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1 minute ago, colinneil said:

I have had a quick look around, things moved but i think nothing has been taken.

Colin, you really need to be living in a more civilized area, a town with people and houses closer to you.

Your village sounds more like the wild west.

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1 hour ago, colinneil said:

Crossy the dog is a Thai dog, breed unknown, we dont allow it to roam at night, so nobody can poison it.

Our property we thought was securely fenced, but the bar steward managed to get over the gate. which is 1.5 meters high with  steel spikes on top.

The feeling of being so helpless, when i heard the dog yelping loudly i closed my computer, so the only light was from the monitor.

Our bedroom wall facing the pickup is all glass (TINTED ) I could see him but he could not see me.

Now 6 in the mornig and no police.

i would be moving house and very quickly to a safer area maybe even a small gated village. you cant continue to live this way you will end up worrying your self the death.

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1 hour ago, Crossy said:

What sort of dog do you have Colin? Teeth?

 

If you don't already have them some floodlights that you can work from your location may be an idea along with a nice loud siren. It's amazing how quickly intruders move on when brightly lit up with an attention-getting noise going on.

 

Maybe add a solenoid release to the dog chain too (I jest, but it may just be an idea).

 

Is your property fenced so the dog can be allowed to patrol at night, our two are always on guard at night (in partnership with the geese and guinea fowl), nothing moves without getting noticed by someone.

 

I agree. Our Lab is all over our property. Tho she wouldn't hurt a fly, her bark keeps everyone away.

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23 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Been outside, dog is limping on 3 legs, i cannot feel any broken bones, but her leg is very tender she jumps when i touch it.

She evidently hurt herself doing her job. Hope she's OK.

 

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1 hour ago, colinneil said:

Crossy the dog is a Thai dog, breed unknown, we dont allow it to roam at night, so nobody can poison it.

Our property we thought was securely fenced, but the bar steward managed to get over the gate. which is 1.5 meters high with  steel spikes on top.

The feeling of being so helpless, when i heard the dog yelping loudly i closed my computer, so the only light was from the monitor.

Our bedroom wall facing the pickup is all glass (TINTED ) I could see him but he could not see me.

Now 6 in the mornig and no police.

Maybe it was the police !, a long time ago back home the local Police

were breaking into premises and stealing stuff,the local joke was

"How do you know the Panda car is from Gateshead nick,it has a 

roof rack on top."

Take care Colin, maybe you should install PIR lights,not expensive

and effective.

regards worgeordie

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Sorry to hear this mate, a few good suggestions here, sensor tripped floodlights, remote lead release & a airhorn or teaser sound the best,,,  I also think  that  he knew your wife was away, the bush telegraph in Isaan villages hears everything, stay safe...

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7 minutes ago, BEVUP said:

I would be questioning the care a bit more about this person

Maybe she brags about looking after a Falang at such & such a location 

 Maybe you have a good point there, but she is a cousin of my wife, she used to be my carer every day, till 2 years ago.

Now she only comes when my wife is away, around 3 times a year.

I have spoken with my wife about an hour ago, and she said only Anne my carer knew she would be away, and my wife says she only asked her to come on sunday evening.

I wish we could just move away from here, but as i am restricted in my movements i rely on my wife, so i have to get her agreement on things.

I was born across the road, my family is here and they dont want me to move, so i am stuck.

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23 minutes ago, BEVUP said:

I would be questioning the care a bit more about this person

Maybe she brags about looking after a Falang at such & such a location 

I wouldn't worry about that too much, if it wasn't her it would have been someone else, nothing is secret in a Isaan village, everyone knows everything that you do, I lived in one for five years, & the bush telegraph is the most efficient thing in the whole village...

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8 minutes ago, colinneil said:

 Maybe you have a good point there, but she is a cousin of my wife, she used to be my carer every day, till 2 years ago.

Now she only comes when my wife is away, around 3 times a year.

I have spoken with my wife about an hour ago, and she said only Anne my carer knew she would be away, and my wife says she only asked her to come on sunday evening.

I wish we could just move away from here, but as i am restricted in my movements i rely on my wife, so i have to get her agreement on things.

I was born across the road, my family is here and they dont want me to move, so i am stuck.

We hire a car when we visit some of my my Mrs family. We leave our car at home and pretend the hire car is our car. We also live in kranuan according to some of her family. 30 miles from where we live.

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2 minutes ago, zyphodb said:

I wouldn't worry about that too much, if it wasn't her it would have been someone else, nothing is secret in a Isaan village, everyone knows everything that you do, I lived in one for five years, & the bush telegraph is the most efficient thing in the whole village...

I went to my local car wash, they have tables outside and sell beer, great.....

 

Got home and Mrs.Trans said, "Who's the bird in the pink T-shirt that was with you at the car wash"

"The waitress that brought my beer dear"...?......?...True...

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1 hour ago, zyphodb said:

I wouldn't worry about that too much, if it wasn't her it would have been someone else, nothing is secret in a Isaan village, everyone knows everything that you do, I lived in one for five years, & the bush telegraph is the most efficient thing in the whole village...

It's that 'Special Sauce' in the Somtam, bit like Kryptonite for the mind.

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Fascinating . You were born over the road . Your name says Brit.  What's the story Morning Glory ?

 

Oh about post 4/5  you said Crossy the dog.  I thought you had named your dog after that famous TV poster.   Any way what ever m8 we all like on tv reading yer posts , don't go inactive.

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Have the carer or your wife call the police again and find out why they did not respond to the emergency call. When they do come have your wife show the CCTV vid to identify the culprit unless you fear provoking more problems. Maybe this trespass will convince your wife to move for your safety just a short distance away to a more safe area.

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