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Machete road rage in Phuket

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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The video of a pickup driver pulling out a machete to threaten another driver after being ‘tooted’ has gone viral. The man has since been arrested.

He is being investigated by Muang Phuket police, along with the evidence, his 77cm-long machete.

The 2 minute video shows the bronze pick-up truck that was driving in the middle lane cutting in front of the car in the right lane causing the driver on the left to toot him.

MACHETE-WIELDING PHUKET DRIVERThe video of a pickup driver pulling out a machete to threaten another driver after being 'tooted' has gone viral. The man has since been arrested. He is being investigated by Muang Phuket police, along with the evidence, his 77cm-long machete. The 2 minute video shows the bronze pick-up truck that was driving in the middle lane cutting in front of the car in the right lane causing the driver on the left to toot him. Full story and outcome on the way…

Posted by The Thaiger on Friday, January 19, 2018

The truck driver stepped out from his vehicle with a long machete calling the car driver to get out while knocking on the window of the car.

The other driver didn’t get out so the machete-wielding driver parked his pickup at the next U-turn point before running straight back to the car. At this point, the car driver started to call the police for help and waited for them to arrive and arrest him. But the aggressive driver left the scene before police arrived.

A dash cam recorded the whole incident and Muang Phuket police checked the license plate number and managed to arrest him. The car driver has accepted his apologies.

The pickup truck driver with the machete was 21 year old Noppadol Sainoi from Nakhon Si Thammarat and the man being threatened is Suriya Yabantum from Phetchabun.

Police will be pressing charges.

 

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