At 7pm yesterday Thalang Police Capt Norot Boonsiri sent police officers and rescue workers to search for a crazed foreign man who was reported to have gone crazy and taken off his clothes before running into the rubber plantation across from the Shell gasoline station on Thepkrassattri Rd in Thalang.
The man was later named by police as 34-year-old Kirill Belov from Belarus.
While searching for the man in the plantation, police were notified by local resident, Mr Mongkonpat Poopanna, 34, that he had spotted a naked foreigner walking down the road not far from the area where he was last seen.
Mr Mongkonpat told police that he tried to ask the man if he needed help but the man seemed delusional so he called police.
Police arrived to find Mr Belov in a trance-like state, they managed to calm him down before taking him to Thalang Hospital where doctors were to give him a health examination including a check of his mental state. They were also to test him for drugs.
A friend of the man, Mr Aliaksandr Siarheyeu, 34, also from Belarus, told police that the two of them came from Chalong on a motorbike and were heading to Thalang when Mr Belov started talking and acting strangely so he stopped the vehicle.
Police were told that Mr Belov ran off screaming that he could see dead people, both good and bad. He then took off his clothes and ran into the rubber plantation (at Baan Prusompan Moo 4 Thepkrassattri).
Mr Siarheyeu also told police that Mr Belov started acting strangely after he (Mr Belov) came back from Koh Samui last week, but it was not anywhere near as bad as yesterday’s incident.