FC Phuket staffer beaten over bottle throwing
PHUKET: A member of FC Phuket’s promotion staff, Charit Homnarn, was beaten and robbed in the early hours of Saturday by four armed men who said they blamed him for the child of one being hit by a bottle at the team’s home ground, Surakul Stadium.
Monday 12 September 2011, 12:11PM
Mr Charit, better known as “Lung Noy Muang Thong” (Uncle Noy United) or “Lung Noy Roy Krapong” (Uncle Noy 100 cans) was in the Phoonpol area of Phuket Town at about 3 am, handing out flyers to promote the upcoming match between FC Phuket and Bangkok United.
After the beatingMr Charit told The Phuket News what had happened.
Four men drinking in a bar accosted him, he said. They were FC Phuket fans, they told him, but one said that his child had been hit with a thrown bottle while watching a match at Surakul. They had decided that Mr Charit should be held responsible.
Mr Charit pointed out that he was just a member of staff, and had no authority whatsoever in the matter. This just upset the men further. One flashed an ID card at him that purported to show he was a corporal in the police.
At gunpoint they took him to their car, drove him to the top of Toh Sae hill and brutally beat him. He suffered cut lips, bruises, and bloody wounds to his left knee.
The men left him at the top of the hill, though not before relieving him of his phone and camera.
He managed to walk down the hill to Provincial Hall where he managed to hitch a ride in a pick-up truck to Phuket Police Station to file a report.
FC Phuket management later contacted Pol Maj Gen Pisan Chuladilok, Deputy Commissioner of Provincial Police Region 8, who is a member of FC Phuket’s board of directors and a consultant to the team.
He issued an immediate order to Pol Col Chote Chidchai, Superintendent of Phuket Town Police Station telling him to hunt down the four men.