If you’ve ever been to a nightclub, opened a magazine, turned on the TV, or basically opened your eyes, you know that Red Bull is the most popular energy drink in the world.
How popular, exactly? 4.5 billion cans are sold each year. This shit isn’t cheap and obviously the Red Bull empire is making beyond a fuck-load of money. What you probably don’t know is the energy drink was first developed in Thailand in 1987 and quickly became popular among Thai truck drivers and laborers. I’m not going to get into whether or not the shit is bad for the human body, because who gives a shit? If you’re worried about what drinking a Red Bull will do to you then obviously you’re fucking annoying to be around. The point here is money.
The creator of Red Bull, Chaleo Yoovidhya, died this past March and left behind 5.4 billion dollars for his family. Add to that the fact that this same family owns the only authorized importer of Ferrari cars in Thailand.
Chaleo’s grandson, Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 27, made news this weekend when he slammed into a motorcycle cop while speeding in his own Ferrari, then opted not to pull over and instead drag the officer for miles while continuing to speed through a residential neighborhood. The 47-year-old police officer was killed in the process and now it’s a question of whether this spoiled little shit will walk free after killing a cop because his family has money.
The crashed Ferrari was found in the garage of Chaleo Yoovidhya’s home on Monday.
Bangkok’s top police official was quoted saying, “A policeman is dead. I can’t let this stand. If I let this case get away, I’d rather quit. I don’t care how powerful they are. If I can’t get the actual man in this case, I will resign.”
This means war. In America, I would bet this dude wouldn’t spend a single day behind bars, but maybe things are different in Thailand? In the past, Thai police officers have been highly prone to electrocuting testicles, which doesn’t sound so bad compared to Thai prison life…
…where overcrowding is so rampant that if a prisoner wants to sleep on their back (compared to their side) they have to pay for the right to use the necessary extra space. Not to mention the one toilet with no walls and the insane battle it is to climb over everyone to get there. No beds or furniture of any kind, no blankets or sheets. This would be a very big change from the plush leather seats of Vorayuth’s Ferrari he was driving on the night he killed a police officer after pounding however many free Red Bull vodkas.
So what do you guys think? Should this dude be given a second chance or have his balls hooked up to a car battery? Maybe 20 years in a Thai prison would give him a new outlook on life because let’s be honest: We hate him because he was born rich and looks like an asshole.