Bangkok vigilante 'wipes out' sleeping security guards
Ten victims 'did not deserve to be paid'
A Thai security guard who took exception to fellow operatives sleeping on the job because they had "taken advantage of their employers and did not deserve to be paid", duly beat 10 of the men to death, the Telegraph reports.
Witaya Jaikhan, 30, clubbed his victims with an iron bar or wooden stick after initiating his Bangkok vigilante campaign back in January. Eight other dozing guards were injured in the spree, which ended when Jaikan used the mobile phone of one of his victims to ring the wife, and police moved in.
Jaikhan said: "I used to wake them up but they scolded me so I've remained enraged since then. Once I saw a security guard sleeping and while on duty. First I warned him. The second time he fell asleep I hit him with a piece of wood then arranged his body just as he had been sleeping."
In case you're wondering, Bangkok security guards are apparently in the habit of "snoozing in a deckchair outside the premises" they're supposed to be monitoring. ®
Low crime rate in Bangkok
Having been born and lived my early years in South-East Asia, I can understand the guards' sonambulistic practice as the Far Eastern culture is one of peaceful honesty and respect. Vandalism is unheard of and the presence of a guard, awake or asleep is usually enough to deter burglars.
Napping in the hot climate is common practice for guards and burglars alike and they certainly would not have been expecting to be clobbered on the head, much less by one of their own.
Maybe they need security guards to ensure the safety of the security guards?
and then if these fall asleep simply hire a meta-meta-security guard.....
"We will be up on our feet immediately if something happens"
Um, yeah, if something happens. Like someone sneaks up behind you and hits you with a bat? Since several security guards with this attitude died, I'm thinking, no you won't be up on your feet soon enough.
Oh you meant as long as the perpetrator yells, "I'm going to commit a crime now," prior to entering the area you are securing? A reasonable assumption I suppose.