By The Thaiger
“We received a report from Ms Apissamai Sangjan that her speedboat, which was moored at Ao Nang Beach, was stolen on April 19. An allegedly drunken tourist jumped in, started the engine and drove away.”
That allegedly drunk American was Parker Wilson Bishop.
The boat was found the next day, abandoned on a beach 15 kilometres from Ao Nang. The captain of the boat, on its unplanned voyage, was later arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport and escorted back to Koh Phi Phi to answer a few questions.
The Koh Phi Phi Police deputy chief has now revealed that Bishop agreed to pay all damages and expenses for the boat and apologised to the boat owner for the hassles and stress over the matter. The boat owner decided not to take any further action after they met and Bishop apologised.
Bishop has been released from custody.