This Australian model used selfies to prove to social media that he was not the Bangkok bomber.

This Australian model used selfies to prove to social media that he was not the Bangkok bomber.
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Sunny Burns is a 26-year-old model and actor who is currently working as an English teacher in Bangkok, Thailand.

This Australian model used selfies to prove to social media that he was not the Bangkok bomber.

If you haven't been keeping up with the news, there was a tragic terrorist attack Monday night in Bangkok. The police are still on the hunt for the bomber and released a video of the him leaving the backpack that allegedly contains the bomb. You can watch the video below.

Around the same time, Sunny posted two Instagrams in response the attacks:

Somehow a rumor started that Sunny was the attacker. Then the following side-by-side composite of Sunny's photo and the CCTV photo of the bomber started making the rounds on social media. Prasitchai Kumbang, a reporter with TV24 in Bangkok, even tweeted it, with the false claim that the two photos had been officially linked.

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A bunch of hate-filled accusations started pouring into Burns's inboxes, in what soon became a public witch hunt. His immigration papers were posted online, as was his address. He quickly turned himself in to the police to clear things up. According to Burns:

'When I arrived [at the police station], I only know a bit of Thai, and the big scary boss he came and started screaming at me and I thought, "Oh my God, this is a set up. I'm going to be like Schapelle Corby but the terrorist version.'

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He explained the truth to them, and luckily, the Thai police listened. He was there for six hours, and helped them find footage of himself during the attacks, which definitively proved he wasn't the attacker.

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I probably would've gone to my country's embassy first, but according to Burns, he had "no other choice." Thank god the Thai police was methodical and didn't jump to any conclusions. Now watch this video of Burns in a burger commercial to get your mind off things.

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