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Pattaya man arrested after firing pistol in public

A 7-eleven employee in Pattaya has been arrested after firing a gun in public. Pattaya City police arrested 20 year old Jakkrit Paleang, a 7-eleven staff worker, yesterday and seized a handgun with several bullets.

The arrest came after an 18 year old man, whose name was not given to reporters, filed a report to police that Jakkrit threatened him with a gun. Jakkrit later reportedly admitted to the accusation. He told police he likes guns, and the gun he used was purchased for 8,000 baht from a seller on Facebook (where else would you buy a gun these days?!?!).

Jakkrit told police the teenager who reported him, “aggressively revved his motorbike at him”. He says he was angry and afraid he’d be attacked. He fired at the ground but claims he didn’t intend to hurt the teen.

Jakkrit stands charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, carrying a gun in public without a permit and discharging a firearm in public.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

This post was last modified on August 30, 2020 12:42 pm

Jack Burton

Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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  • Teenage boys quarrelling its always been the way, but this time it became dangerous!
    One aggressively revved his motorbike - think of the air pollution!

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