“Best Friday ever!” we can only assume the herd of locals bellowed as they rushed to grab as many free beers as humanly possible after a Leo truck accidentally dumped its load in Phuket city today.
Early this morning, a truck carrying the popular Thai beer brand nearly overturned in front of a 7-Eleven in Mueang Phuket district, causing thousands of beers to go spilling into the street, reported Workpoint.
Though police were notified at about 6am, they were reportedly late arriving to the scene as there were no traffic police on duty at that time.
By the time they got there, scores of locals were already scrambling to collect as many free beers as they or their vehicles could carry, though a few especially noble citizens were apparently genuinely helping to clean the road.
The driver of the truck did not sustain any injuries nor was the truck damaged, reported Phuket News.
A video capturing the aftermath of the incident, posted on Facebook by Newshawk Phuket, has already received over 45,000 views in the past five hours.
In the video, locals can be seen helping themselves to the thousands of loose beer cans scattered all over the street.
Some citizens were even equipped with large garbage and oversize “rainbow bags.”
A male voice can be heard telling people that this is illegal and could get them arrested, but the well-intended warning fell on deaf ears as unfazed locals continue their spree.
“The cause of the accident is not yet clear but from early investigations, it seems that the load dropped off the truck because it was not secured properly,” Phuket City Traffic police Capt Chatree Wetrangsri told The Phuket News.
“Taking assets that belong to others is an act of theft. It is for the owner to decide if they want to file a claim,” he added.
“The police can work on bringing charges to those involved.”
Well, someone had to be the party pooper, we guess.