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American tourist overdoses on sex drug, roams Phuket airport naked

PHUKET: Security at Phuket International Airport have confirmed the arrest of an American man who was arrested late Thursday night (Jan 4) while walking through the airport naked.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 7 January 2018, 06:19PM


Steve Choo (wearing blue towel) was taken into custody at about 11pm on Thursday after he was caught walking through Phuket Airport naked. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Steve Choo (wearing blue towel) was taken into custody at about 11pm on Thursday after he was caught walking through Phuket Airport naked. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

The American, Steve Cho, 27, from New York, was taken into custody at 11pm for causing a public disturbance as he walked through the Departures Hall of the International Terminal, said a notice released today (Jan 7).

At first apprehensive to take the man into custody, a total of six officers were finally forced to physically restrain Mr Cho as he had failed to respond to  requests from the security team.

Excessive force was not used, said the notice, in response to a deluge of comments posted after videos of the incident went viral online.

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While being detained, Mr Cho confessed that he was unaware of his antics as he had taken too many “sex drugs“, said the notice.

He apologised for his behaviour and said he was willing to pay for any damage to property caused, the notice added.

Mr Cho was handed over to Sakoo Police for further legal action.

 

 

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Jor12 | 11 January 2018 - 21:48:50

If one reads the referenced article it states..."While being detained, Mr Cho confessed that he was unaware of his antics as he had taken too many “sex drugs“, said the notice." ie notice from Airport Security.

Kurt | 08 January 2018 - 08:35:27

Even for a short time vacationer is it easy to get drugs on Phuket Island.
Phuket is sinking under de tons of drug loads coming in.
Perhaps this tourist thought it would be better to use the left over drugs instead of they could be found on him by airport customs at departure.  
Underestimated the 'outcome'.  :-)

reubenm | 07 January 2018 - 23:20:17

"At first apprehensive to take the man into custody, a total of six officers were finally forced to physically restrain Mr Choo as he had failed to requests to from the security team."

This is an English language publication, yes?
Also, Cho or Choo?

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