A drama straight from a movie recently took place at Pattaya Police Station after a prisoner, attempted to escape his captors, jumped through a second floor window, however, he did not get far.
The escapee, Khun Wanashart, aged 23, sustained suspected spinal injuries after he threw himself out of the window and hit the rubble of a construction site below. The young man was in the process of being checked for drugs, and had just undertaken a urine test which he knew he would fail. He had been detained earlier in the day at a local Snooker Hall during a police raid.
Once at the police station, in a desperate attempt to avoid a prison sentence, he leapt out of the window, however, his escape was far from the perfect movie stunt. He was immediately rushed to the hospital and is currently undergoing tests to determine the extent of his injuries.
Pattaya police will now revue their prisoner processing system to ensure there is no repeat of the unfortunate accident.