‘Kuman Thong’ or child spirits, keep man from catching burglar

A superstitious beauty clinic owner in Chonburi thought his kuman thongs were just playing a little too loudly when a thief sneaked in to steal cash from his home office.

Wiratchasak Sukrittanon, 41, alerted the cops this morning after he realized THB10,000 was stolen from the the fourth floor of his home.

Wiratchasak told police that he heard noises coming from upstairs early Sunday evening, but he wasn’t suspicious because he thought the 14 kuman thongs, or child spirits, that he worships were just playing a little too loudly.

Kuman thong, which translates as “golden boy,” is a black magic doll believed to contain a child’s spirit. Devotees believe that they bring good luck and protection. In ancient times, the dolls were created using infant fetuses, but that practice is uncommon and illegal today.

It is believed that the thief entered the Chonburi home through the bathroom’s ceiling.

Police did not comment whether they have ruled out the kuman thongs as suspects. The investigation is ongoing,the Daily News reported.

Intrigued by kumon thong? Check out our documentary on “look thep,” the cute, modern versions of kuman thong, which were all the rage earlier this year.



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