Central Thailand

Teenagers assault family car in central Thailand, injuring 3 year old

A group of teenagers have assaulted a family of 3 in the central province of Samut Prakan. The teenagers were “throwing a party” in the middle of road at a housing estate in Bang Sao Thong district, and refused to move out of the way of the family’s car. The teenagers threw a rock through the car window, injuring the 3 year old boy. When the woman got out of the car, a man ran up to her from behind and tried to strangle her.

The 32 year old father, Kiattikhun Aoomklang, said that he was driving through Eua Arthorn National Housing Project 4 when he had to stop his car due to the group of teenagers who were drinking alcohol and dancing in the middle of the road.

Kiattikhun said he honked his car horn 3 times, but the teenagers refused to move, and proceeded to pour beer on his car. His wife got out the car and asked them to move, and one of the teenagers threw a glass bottle at her, but missed.

Then, Kiattikhun’s wife got out her phone to record a video of the teenagers when one of them came up to her from behind and started to strangle her. She bit his arm and he let go.

One of the teenagers then threw a rock through the car window. The rock narrowly missed the 3 year old boy, but he was injured from flying pieces of glass.

The family filed a police report at the Bang Sao Thong Police Station. They asked police to monitor the road carefully because the teenagers were a constant annoyance to locals living in the area.

When reporters went to the scene of the incident they found many teenagers in pickup trucks on the side of the road. Media reported that were allegedly drinking and playing loud music in a public area.

SOURCE: Thairath | Channel 3

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.