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An ex-police colonel in the Thai police force smashed a computer at Don Mueang Airport after missing his flight. But he may not face any legal action according to police. Apart from smashing the laptop into the departure desk, the man’s wife did most of the yelling, screaming and swearing amid hushed chuckles from the other people in the lounge area.

The unnamed former officer arrived with his wife at the departure gate desk just 4 minutes before the scheduled 6pm flight they were booked on. The video shows the man smashing a computer in anger. A local police commander noted that no one has been charged for the altercation so far.

“Depending on who owned the property that was damaged, the process of this case will be different. The extent of the damage was still under investigation.”

“Property destruction is an offense that can be settled. The company can choose not to continue to pursue it.”

The boarding time for the Bangkok-Khon Kaen flight was 5.20pm and the other passengers had long-since boarded the flight and the gate closed.

A police spokesman said that the former officer’s behaviour was completely unrelated to the current Thai police force. The former police colonel served at the Na Mon Police Station in Kalasin province before quitting in 2014 due to “personal reasons”, according to Thai media.

Watch the action at the Don Mueang departure gate HERE.

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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, August 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    A good example of a person who has had everything his own way as a policeman, and when things do not go his way acts like a spoilt brat.
    Pity he was not still a police chief, he could have ordered the aircraft back on the ground.

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    Rinky Stingpiece

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 3:39 am

    What’s Thai for Richard Head?

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    buster

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    a foreigner would have been arrested on the spot for destruction of property

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