A group of tourists were embarrassed publicly for stealing toiletries while checking out of their hotel in Bali.
The nine vacationers had lodged in the 5-star Villa Royal Purnama in Sukawati for a 3-day stay. Upon checking out of the hotel, they packed their stuffs and also cleared some stuffs belonging to the hotel.
The staff contacted police and they confronted the holidaymakers in the middle of the street.
A video shared online shows as a worker took the group’s bags out of their taxi and began emptying them in the road. Hotel staff pulled out towels, toiletries and other items.
The tourists were not exactly bothered about being caught stealing. They seemed more concerned about their trip to the airport being delayed
One of them can be heard shouting, “I can pay”.
Staff ignored them and continued to rifle through the bags, finding a full set of baskets, a hotel phone and a hairdryer among the loot.
The pile of items recovered from the group includes towels, a telephone, wooden coat hangers, a hairdryer, multiple baskets, soap dispensers, decorative bowls and a tissue box.
When the group tried to apologise and offered to pay for the stolen items, a hotel worker said:
“Stop. This is not about the money. I know you have a lot of money. This is no respect. You come to Bali, you just steal – no respect.”
Local police said:
“The guest acknowledged his mistake and apologised, returned the items taken and compensated for items that have not been found.”
They are not facing any charges and were allowed to leave.