Phuket: Foreigner threatened with gun on Pattaya Beach
PATTAYA: A foreigner was threatened with a gun on Pattaya Beach earlier this morning after a Thai gun owner spotted him with his former girlfriend.
Sunday 2 December 2012, 01:25PM
The incident occurred on Pattaya Beach in front of Soi Pattayaland 13/1 and led to the arrest of Somsak aged 26 who was caught with a 9mm handgun. The gun was not loaded and Khun Somsak was not carrying any ammunition. Khun Somsak’s brother known only as “Op”, who was also involved in an assault on the foreign man, was able to escape before Police arrived.
Although the unnamed foreigner decided not report the case at Pattaya Police Station, officers arrested Khun Somsak and seized the unregistered firearm.
Khun Somsak revealed how he was on Pattaya Beach with a group of friends and came down to see the second night of the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival and drink with his friends. He spotted his former girlfriend, who he claims, works as a prostitute on Pattaya Beach, and was not happy with the way the foreign man was apparently groping her. Khun Somsak and his brother approached and hit the foreign man before Khun Somsak produced the firearm and held it to the foreigners head.
Khun Somsak was later charged with possession and unlawful use of an unregistered firearm in a public place and is currently on remand pending court proceedings.