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‘Intoxicated’ man apprehended at Phuket’s Samkong intersection

Police arrested a Thai man who may be mentally unstable, after he paraded around wearing just his underwear and carrying an 80-centimetre-long knife in Samkong on Saturday.


A picture of the man, wearing only underwear and with a helmet on his head and carrying a knife, was posted on social media today.

The man parked a motorbike in the middle of Samkong intersection and walked around, causing traffic mayhem.

Phuket City police chief Colonel Sompong Thiparpakun commented: “The incident happened on Saturday at about 5pm. The man is a 37-year-old from Phuket, and he came with police to Phuket City Police Station. He was only wearing underwear and was carrying an 80-centimetre knife. He was shouting out loud and appeared intoxicated.

“The man was apprehended and charged with drinking in public, being intoxicated and behaving in a riotous manner. Also, carrying a weapon in public without reason.

“On Monday he was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for further assistance.”

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