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Patong nightclub shooter out on B300k bail, clubs ordered to attend ‘security tutorial’

PHUKET: The man arrested for the Hollywood nightclub shooting in Patong last week has been released on B300,000 bail, while nightlife venue operators in Phuket’s premier party town have been called to send their staff to a “security tutorial”.

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By The Phuket News

Monday 16 October 2017, 05:37PM


Manus “Ta” Pongsupakit, 34, has been released on B300,000 bail combined for carrying a firearm in a public place and attempted murder. Image: CCTV, via SouthExpressNews24.com

Manus “Ta” Pongsupakit, 34, has been released on B300,000 bail combined for carrying a firearm in a public place and attempted murder. Image: CCTV, via SouthExpressNews24.com

Manus “Ta” Pongsupakit, 34, surrendered himself to police at Patong Police Station at 4:50pm, little more than 14 hours after fleeing the scene of the shooting last Thursday (Oct 12). (See story here.)

“The suspect in the shooting at Hollywood confessed to carrying a firearm in a public place and attempted murder. He posted B300,000 bail combined for the two charges against him and was released last Friday (Oct 13),” Patong Police Chief Col Tassanai Orarigdech told The Phuket News today (Oct 16).

“After this incident, I realised that it is necessary to urge to entertainment venues on Bangla Rd to participate in a security tutorial, including weapon checks and general awareness of security,” Col Tassanai said.

“We will hold this tutorial on Thursday or Friday this week,” he added.

“Actually, this is part of their job. They must not allow any weapons inside entertainment areas. We just have to repeat it to them even though it is their job,” he said.

Col Tassanai declined to comment when asked why people were still inside a Patong club at 2:45am.

Little over two weeks ago, Patong Police held a meeting with entertainment-venue operators to discuss operating hours after entertainment operators continually requested later closing times.

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The nightlife operators wanted the legal closing time for bars and clubs to be pushed back to 3am or 4am.

“We want to help them, but ultimately the decision is up to the government. So we are passing the message to the Governor, who already knows about this situation, and are working to support them,” Col Tassanai said after the meeting, held on Sept 28.

However, he declined to confirmed whether or not a tacit agreement on later closing times had been agreed on. (See story here.)

Meanwhile, the man shot in the leg and in the back with one bullet piercing his lung in the attack, 27-year-old Pongwarit Tiptara, remains in care at Patong Hospital, Col Tassanai confirmed.

“He is getting better. He is still in hospital,” said Col Tassanai.

The shooting occurred after Manus and Mr Pongwarit bumped shoulders while leaving the pub when it closed at about 2:45am. (See story here.)

 

 

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Christy Sweet | 17 October 2017 - 23:12:25

Men are 49% of the population, yet commit the vast majority of these types of crimes. When are we going to address the issue of testosterone as a real public health menace? 

Kurt | 17 October 2017 - 15:18:15

...just follow the 300,000thb bail money trail, and you find out why a guy with 2  charges, 1 of them ..Attempted Murder (!).. can walk freely around in Patong.

Anyone believe that this free walking mental disturbed person did throw his gun in the sea?
I not believe it.
Astonishing that this person, probably with his gun, can walk freely around. 
Up to his next attempted/real murder?
Watch ...

malczx7r | 17 October 2017 - 13:39:20

"Actually this is part of their job" hmm so is enforcing the closing time at 2am, seems pot kettle and black is in order! haha

Eagle | 17 October 2017 - 10:57:47

3 charges? What 3 charges? He was charged with carrying a firearm in a public place and attempted murder! That makes it two charges for everyone who can count!

Bigaresort | 17 October 2017 - 07:19:09

I dont knew why,can somebody tell me?

Horst

Kurt | 16 October 2017 - 20:20:38

So, there were already 2 charges, and now after the 3rd charge, shooting a person in his back while illegal in possession of a weapon, this idiot still is now a danger to people in Phuket streets as he is out on bail after shooting someone through his lung from the back?
Amazing unsafe Phuket.
Bail B 300,000? Smells to be a 'influential ticket' to continue to be a danger in nightlife wit...

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