Phuket jet-ski operator nabbed, denies anchor attack

PHUKET: Police have apprehended the Phuket jet-ski operator who reportedly swung an anchor angrily at the head of a German tourist at Kata Beach on Monday (story here).

Named only as “Mr Buntoon”, age 33, the operator was brought in for questioning by Karon Police yesterday.

“He confessed that he run over the German man’s belongings with the jet-ski trailer and that they argued, but he denied attacking him with an anchor,” said Karon Police Superintendent Werawat Juntharavijit.

“He agreed to pay compensation,” Col Werawat added.

However, officers are waiting for the German man to return to Karon Police Station so they can lay the matter to rest.

“We are now looking for the German man. The day he came to the police station, he was in a rush. He reported the incident to an officer and left without giving his name. He said he would be back the next day,” Col Werawat said.

“The officer searched around Kata Beach and checked with beach vendors there, but none had seen the German man since the incident,” he explained.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Karon Police Station at 076-396393, the police colonel said.

“If anyone knows the German man, please tell him to come to Karon Police Station and report the incident,” he added.

— Orawin Narabal

Phuket News
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