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Drunk man rails against Phuket police, damages vehicles



PHUKET: Officers stationed at the Pa Khlok Police Box were in for a startling surprise last night when a drunk man arrived to report his son missing, but erupted in a violent rampage after police could not immediately locate the missing son.

The man, identified as 41-year-old Pa Khlok villager Sunchai Fordkaew, arrived at the police box at 8pm.

“He said his son was last seen on July 26. He expected us to get his son back immediately, but when he could not get what he wanted, he went crazy,” explained Maj Kittiphum Tinthalang of Thalang Police Station.

“He kept hitting the police patrol pickup truck with a piece of wood and he smashed the taillights. He also damaged a motorbike belonging to officer Sub Lt Winij Chiablaem,” he added.

Sen Sgt Maj Sanit Plaiguam, the senior officer on duty at the police box, called Thalang Police Station for backup.

“We had to call in relatives to help, and it still took more than three hours to calm him down… Even after he was handcuffed, he still cursed and spat at officers,” Maj Kittiphum said.

Officers brought Mr Sunchai into the police box to rest, and to get him out of public view as his traditional tied-up trousers had fallen off during his rampage.

“His son has returned home after relatives managed to reach him by phone,” Maj Kittiphum said.

“Regardless, Mr Sunchai will be fined for being drunk and disorderly. He will also have to pay for the damages to the police car and to Sub Lt Winij’s motorbike,” he added.

— Thawit Bilabdullar


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