Nate apologises for railwaytrack coin prank and may face charges

national July 17, 2017 18:17

By Kornkamon Aksorndet
The Nation

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YouTube prankster Nate Bartling, better known on Facebook as My Mate Nate, on Monday apologised to State Railway of Thailand’s (SRT) deputy governor over his video clip in which he placed several coins on a railway track to test their strength.

He said after meeting with Thanongsak Pongprasert that he would use this incident as a lesson and was ready to take responsibility for what he had done.

Meanwhile Pol Colonel Alongkorn Sirisongkram, of Prawes district police station, said that Bartling would be summonsed to meet police on Wednesday as he was alleged to have broken railway rules in connection with his latest video clip.

The summons followed a complaint by State Railway station officials that he broke the Railway Act by entering SRT lands without permission and damaging the railway’s property.

Bartling and a friend were seen in a video clip posted on the internet placing several coins on a railway track and waiting for a train to run over them.

He said in the clip that he wanted to test the strength of the coins to know which country’s coins were the strongest.

His video drew negative criticism, with many writing that he should find something useful to do.



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