Monk arrested for firing gun at Chon Buri temple

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A monk was arrested for allegedly firing a gun at a temple in Chon Buri’s Ban Bueng district after a drunk and heated argument between the other monks.

The monk, 42 year old Kritsana Yoosi, actually hasn’t been a monk for very long. Just about 2 months… and only because he told his family that if he wins the lottery that he’ll go into monkhood to improve his life. He ended up winning more than 100,000 baht in the lottery. Keeping his promise to his family, Kritsana became a monk.

Last night, things got heated between Kritsana and the other monks at the temple. Kritsana allegedly admitted to police that he was “severely intoxicated” and got into an argument with the other monks. Kritsana says he got so angry that he called his wife to bring his gun. He fired shots at the temple, but did not hit any of the monks.

Apparently, Kritsana locked himself in his housing unit after the shooting and it took police 3 hours to convince him to surrender. Police searched the unit and seized a handgun with 4 bullets as well as 8 cartridges.

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SOURCE: Pattaya News

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Caitlin Ashworth

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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