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Tourist police, charity rescue German beggar
« on: September 21, 2014, 01:28:05 PM »
The tourism police and a German charity have come to the aid of a German man with excessively swollen legs, found begging near Khao San Road in Bangkok, after his photos were distributed and shared on social media.



Chumphol Thiangtham, chairman of the Deutscher Hilfsverein Thailand eV, said yesterday that Benjamin Holse had been put up at a guesthouse following coordination between his organisation and officials from the German Embassy. The man will be taken to the embassy on Monday to be given a new passport after further verification of his identity.

Chumphol said the German organisation officials had earlier approached Holse and offered help but he had turned it down. Tourism police, after learning about Holse from social media, stepped in and contacted Chumphol again for help, he added.

He said Holse had arrived in Thailand on September 2 by a Chinese Eastern Airlines flight on a one-way ticket. A tourism policeman, Pol Lieutenant Piyaphong Bukhunthos, said police first contacted Holse on Wednesday and the German had said his passport, wallet and other documents had been stolen.

A police Facebook page later quoted Holse as saying that the excessive swelling on his legs was a congenital symptom and his condition was neither elephantiasis nor painful.

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Re: German beggar spends donated cash drinkin' and partyin' in Pattaya
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014, 04:18:58 PM »
The public will be relieved to know the destitute farang beggar with the swollen foot last seen rescued from the streets of Bangkok for repatriation to his homeland is doing just fine – waaay fine.



Days after Benjamin Holse was found sleeping on Khaosan Road and given a hotel room while his embassy arranged for a new passport and ticket home, the 29-year-old German reportedly skipped out and is currently having an awesome time in Pattaya, sex tourism capital of the world.

It was only Friday when photos shared online led tourist police Friday to find Holse. Deutscher Hilfsverein Thailand, an organization that aids German citizens, paid for him to stay in a hotel until they could take him to the embassy, according to a report on Thailand Police Story.

For "duping the entire nation," the national police account said Holse was detained yesterday for questioning by Pattaya police.

They ultimately released him because there was nothing to charge him with, as being a dick is not a crime – especially in Pattaya.

Since then Benjamin has been seen spending the donated THB50,000 cash in a bar, drinking and partying.

The report claims that Benjamin made comments blaming “Thai people’s stupidity” for giving him the money.

Most recently, a Pattaya resident posted photos appearing to show Holse back to begging on the streets there.     bangkok.coconuts.co
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Re: Deportation request for dishonest German Beggar
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2014, 01:28:00 PM »
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.

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Re: Everyone’s favorite German beggar spotted begging in Denmark
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 05:44:59 PM »
The infamous German beggar who previously spent cash donated by Thais to “rescue” him on drinkin’ and partyin’ in Pattaya has followed his career into the streets of Denmark.



Benjamin Holst, 29, was found begging on street of Denmark yesterday by a Thai citizen who decided to snap that smile as evidence that he’s doing just great – after being deported by Thai customs in September for being a complete douchebag.

Holst, aka the farang beggar with the big foot, was rescued in late September after he was found homeless on Khaosan Road. He received THB50,000 get a flight home from Deutscher Hilfsverein Thailand, an organization that helps German citizens.

It took only about one day after he got ahold of the cash for photos to turn up of Holst partying with bar girls in Pattaya, breaking the hearts of his well-meaning benefactors.

Pattaya police arrested him for “causing a public nuisance” and deported him.

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Re: Tourist police, charity rescue German beggar
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2014, 07:19:15 PM »
Maybe he is on a world tour.
 

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Re: Tourist police, charity rescue German beggar
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2015, 02:59:58 PM »
You might be right dave - Twitter credit: @StickboyBangkok

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Re: Travelling German beggar with swollen leg is now in Metro Manila
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2015, 02:54:45 PM »
Travelling German beggar with swollen leg is now in Metro Manila



You would want to think twice before giving money to party boy and travelling beggar Benjamin Holst, who we hear is now in Metro Manila.

On June 11, Facebook user Ariston Mariano posted a photo (see above) of Holst wearing a purple shirt and brown shorts, looking like he passed out, on Sen Gil Puyat Avenue. He had a styrofoam cup in his right hand.

"Please share," Mariano wrote, imploring his friends, in Tagalog, to help so Holst can go back to his country." It's been shared 833 ties as of this writing.

Holst suffers from macrodystrophia lipomatosa which has left his right leg swollen. He knows it's painful to look at and he has been accused of using his condition to get people to help him out.

He had been pulling the same trick in Thailand where he broke the hearts of his benefactors by using his money to party with bar girls.

full article: manila.coconuts.co
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