Thursday, June 18, 2015

Photo Credits: Pattaya One
MR. BENJAMIN HOLST, a German National who made headlines in Thailand sometime in September 2014 for begging money on Pattaya Beach during the day and using the money to buy drinks and pay prostitutes at night is now in the Philippines with the same "modus operandi".

In the video which has now earned more than 450,000 views and has been shared more than 33,000 times, Facebook User Bojh Creuz revealed that Holst  has been in the Philippines for three months now and has been begging for food in the the overpass of Quezon Avenue in Manila. He further calls for the friends of Mr. Holst in Germany to help him. 

But obviously, this guy doesn't need help and is up for a serious unscrupulous business.

Watch the video below:

Posted by Bojh Creuz on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Below is the full story of Pattaya One News about the incident:

Deportation request for dishonest German Beggar from Pattaya Tourist Police
Pattaya’s Tourist Police have requested Immigration to deport a German man who has been begging for money on Pattaya Beach during the day and using the money to purchase drink and prostitutes at night. 
Mr. Benjamin Holst aged 29, first came to the attention of the authorities after he was found sleeping on the streets near Kao San Road in Bangkok. Khun Sirirat from a German Travel Association based in Bangkok, agreed to help Mr. Holst in conjunction with the Tourist Police in Bangkok. She began by providing a Hotel room and food for Mr. Holst and agreed to take him to the German Embassy in Bangkok to obtain a new passport, so he could travel back to Germany. 
A total of 40,000 Baht was raised by the Association and others concerned for Mr. Holst, who agreed to meet Khun Sirirat at the German Embassy. Instead he is believed to have gone to the Embassy at an earlier time to obtain an emergency passport but he then travelled to Pattaya with the 40,000 Baht and began begging on Pattaya Beach during the day and frequenting bars at night. 
Motorbike Taxi drivers based at the entrance of Walking Street told the Tourist Police that they recognized the man from the TV after he was featured on National TV News Bulletins. Mr. Holst is alleged to have asked them to find him women for sex and they confessed to providing him with female companionship on a number of occasions. 
Mr. Holst was arrested by the Tourist Police in the early hours of Thursday and was then arrested again on Thursday afternoon. Initially no formal complaints were made against Mr. Holst which is why he was released until it was made clear that he was being dishonest about his financial status. 
Mr. Holst was detained by Tourist Police with 7,000 Baht in his pocket and taken to the Immigration Office with a recommendation that he be deported to Germany at the earliest opportunity.
Source: Pattaya One News


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