Drunken British man flings bicycle through glass door after mobile phone meltdown in Krabi

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Police apprehended a British man who launched a bicycle into the glass door of a house on Koh Lanta, an island in Krabi province in southern Thailand. He admitted being intoxicated and angry after losing his mobile phone.

A 20 year old Thai woman, Kanittha Kokyai, filed a complaint at Koh Lanta Police Station saying that a foreign man caused damage to her glass door. She also submitted security camera footage capturing the incident as evidence for the police.

Kanittha explained that she was not home when the incident occurred at 2.33am on Tuesday, June 6, but her neighbours and family members notified her about it. Kanittha reported that the British man threw rocks and a bicycle into her house causing 30,000 baht damage.

Kanittha said her neighbour tried to talk to the British man about the issue, but the man ignored her and just walked away from the scene. Kanittha stated…

“This is so offensive. I do not know him in person and had never had conflicts with him. I hope the officers arrest the man as fast as possible. I do not want this to happen with anyone else.”

The Superintendent of the Koh Lanta Police Station, Siritham Nakkawan, reported that his officers successfully detained the suspected foreigner on the day of the incident. The man was identified as a 30 year old British man.

The man claimed that he lost his mobile phone and was angry. Under the influence of alcohol, he lost control of himself and indiscriminately caused damage to the residence. He promised to pay the compensation to the woman according to her request.

In a separate incident within Krabi province, police detained another drunk foreigner who slept naked in front of a restaurant. The naked tourist was identified as a 40 year old Frenchman who consumed a lot of alcohol from a nearby entertainment venue before walking to the restaurant. He initially had a cloth wrapping around his waist but it slipped off while he was walking.

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Petch Petpailin

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