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Police officer’s son caught on camera firing shots at Thai restaurant

Tanutam Thawan



The son of a local police officer and 2 other men were caught on camera firing shots and pointing guns at employees at Thai barbeque restaurant in the southern province Trang.

Surveillance camera footage shows the men parking a pickup truck nearby and the man, identified as the police officer’s son, holding a gun and then shooting it at the sky as he walked toward the restaurant. An employee saw the gun and ran to hide in the kitchen in the back of the building.

Another man was seen on camera carrying a gun. Reports say they yelled “who shouted at me?” The owner of the restaurant spoke with the men and they left shortly after. It’s unclear what sparked the incident.

Reports say the officer’s son offered to pay the restaurant 60,000 baht as a settlement, but the owner says he still wants to press charges.

SOURCE: Thai Residents


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    toby andrews

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Just youthful high spirits. And being a policeman’s son he was just practising for when he grows up and becomes a police officer.
    However, to serve justice lock him up and put him in with the jailed protesters.
    Where they can debate the merits of fairness and justice, in a friendly way of course.

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    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Police officer’s sons think they are “untouchable”…Put the idiot behind bars for years…

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    Issan John

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Why should the owner have to press charges, or even have a choice whether charges are brought or not?

    Those involved should have already been arrested – end of story.

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    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Sons of police and military officers always get away from legal punishment for using weapons to fire at others,whenever they are not treated highly.Even the same goes for sons of politicians.The most they will get is probably a slap on the wrist,even if victims are killed or seriously injured for life.

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    J West

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Throwback to Napoleonic Code.

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    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 7:19 am

    This is Thailand. Nuff said.

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    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10:45 am

    “Wild Wild East” More to come for sure.This is Norm in Thailand..Once a country legalize Arms use…Plus weak Governance and not understanding of it’s people mentality..Sadly, the show will go On..for a long time to come…Really Sad story….

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