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UPDATE: Win motorbike shooter turns himself in



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A 55 year old motorbike taxi driver turned himself in after an alleged shootout in front of a Samut Prakan Big C. Witnesses say 2 groups of motorbike taxi drivers, known as win, allegedly fired shots at each other in a so-called turf war, according to Thai media.

Somjet Pojaroen, a former assistant village headman who runs a motorbike taxi business, handed over his .22 revolver to police. He’s facing charges of possessing a gun without a license and discharging firearms in public.

The Big C recently opened up last month. About 10 days ago, a new group of win drivers set up a station in front of the shopping centre, just 50 metres away from a win station that has been around for years, a nearby resident says.

Pojaroen says the shootout started when a win driver from another group picked up a passenger in what Pojaroen says was “my area.”

“A few minutes later, (the driver) showed up with some 20 men and demanded an explanation. I saw he was armed with a gun, so I rushed to grab my gun from my backpack, when his group chased and fired at me. I had no choice but to fire back.”

Several shots were fired between the 2 groups. Police say 8 bullet casings on the ground and bullet holes were in a nearby parked car. No one was injured in the shootout.

“I decided to turn myself in to show that I was defending myself and have no intention to escape.”

SOURCE: Nation Thailand



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  1. sam thompson

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Well it is reassuring to know that motorcycle taxi drivers routinely carry firearms…..but remember this and just avoid getting into an argument with any of them, perchance……

  2. Toby Andrews

    Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    “Its a fair cop governor but society is to blame.”
    We claim our right as Thais to establish a monopoly on this business and charge well over the proper rate.
    We claim our right to protect our swindles as Thais citizens.
    I give myself up because I know you have a recording of me, and my license plate on CCTV.
    Who do I give the brown envelope to?

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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