Rihanna's social networking activity leads to Thai sex show arrest

The star's tweets about an obscene show in Phuket have seen the bar's owner arrested

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Tweets written by Rihanna have lead to the arrest of the owner of a bar in Phuket, Thailand.

The pop star visited the bar last month and tweeted about the obscene show which was illegally taking place there. On September 21, Rihanna wrote: "Either I was phuck wasted lastnight, or I saw a Thai woman pull a live bird,2 turtles,razors,shoot darts and ping pong, all out of her pu$$y... The birds feathers were all damp! Lol... And THEN she tried to turn water into coke in her $!! Uhh yea, all I'm saying is water went in and soda came out! I'm traumatized!!!"

Police arrested the owner of the bar over the weekend for obscenity as well as for operating an entertainment venue without a permit, reports AP. Local district chief Weera Kerdsirimongkon commented: "Authorities found out about this bar the morning after Rihanna tweeted about it, but we were not able to catch them violating the law until Saturday night. We had been waiting for them and finally caught them red-handed." If found guilty, the bar owner could be jailed for a month and fined 60,000 baht (£1,198).

Rihanna's tweets also recently lead to the arrest of two animal keepers in Phuket, because of a selfie taken by the star showing her cuddling a slow loris. The singer posted a holiday snap on Instagram showing her with the primate, accompanied by the caption: "Look who was talkin dirty to me." However, as the slow loris is listed as a protected species, her photograph alerted authorities and eventually led police to arrest the two men who had provided the loris for possession of protected animals.

Speaking about the arrest of the two men, the same police chief Kerdsirimongkon said: "Phuket authorities were alerted to the picture [of Rihanna], and last night police arrested the two individuals who brought out the loris as a photo opportunity for tourists."

The pair could now face up to four years in prison and a fine of 40,000 baht (£809). Kerdsirimongkon, who claimed that police had been trying to stop vendors exploiting wildlife such as elephants and orangutangs in tourist hotspots, added: "It's like a cat-and-mouse game. But this time it's bigger because a celebrity like Rihanna posted the picture, and there were more than 200,000 'likes' from around the world."

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