'My Mate Nate' facing charges over coins on tracks

Nathan Bartling (centre) arrives at the State Railway of Thailand headquarters on Monday to apologise for making a video during which the tracks were damaged. (Post Today photo)

YouTube show-off Nathan Bartling is facing charges brought by police and railway authorities after posting a video showing coins being placed on the rails for trains to run over.

Pol Col Kitti Klinsung, a senior officer of the Railway Police Division, filed complaints on behalf of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) against the 24-year-old American at Prawes police station on Monday. He is accused of trespassing on railway property and damaging the tracks.  

The complaints were lodged after Mr Bartling posted a video on his "My Mate Nate" YouTube account on July 16 showing he was testing the durability of coins from several countries by placing them on the tracks for trains to run over.

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