The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Oju Group
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Police say American ‘poo-thrower’ only on sleeping pills, not sex drugs

PHUKET: The New Yorker taken into custody for roaming the halls of Phuket International Airport naked, and for defecating in the hall and attempting to throw it at staff and other travellers, had “overdosed” on sleeping medication, not sex drugs, say police.

tourism, health, drugs, police,


The Phuket News

Thursday 11 January 2018, 09:34AM


Police say they found only 'sleeping pills' among Steve Cho's belongings, not 'sex drugs'. Image Phuket Airport / CCTV
Police say they found only 'sleeping pills' among Steve Cho's belongings, not 'sex drugs'. Image Phuket Airport / CCTV

The American, Steve Cho, 27, was taken into custody by airport security late last Thursday night (Jan 4) after his bizarre behaviour was brought to their attention. At first apprehensive to take him into custody, a total of six officers were finally forced to physically restrain Cho as he had failed to respond to requests from the security team.

Excessive force was not used, airport security said in a public statement issued on Sunday (Jan 7) in response to a deluge of comments posted after videos of the incident went viral online. (See story here.)

Airport security also noted in their statement that Cho had confessed to overdosing on “sex drugs”, and that he had defecated on the carpet in front of the toilets near the baggage check in the Departure Hall – and tried to throw it at airport staff and other passengers.

However, Sakoo Police Chief Col Jirasak Seamsak told The Phuket News late yesterday (Jan 10) that he had handed pills recovered from Cho’s belongings to staff at Thalang Hospital, who he said dismissed the pills as only “sleeping medication”.

Hospital staff did not clarify specifically which drug the pills contained, Col Jirasak added.

Bollywood

“After the American tourist calmed down, police found some pills among his clothes,” Col Jirasak said.

“I can confirm that his behaviour was not from the effects of sex drugs, as published in the press. We sent some of the pills to Thalang Hospital and doctors there confirmed that they were only sleeping pills, but said they were quite potent,” he explained.

The Phuket News was directed to contact Thanyathiya Leenanon, a laboratory technician at Thalang Hospital, to identify which pills were found, but she was unavailable at the time.

“Regardless, the man obviously had some sort of mental breakdown. We did not charge him and he boarded a flight out of Phuket with his friends on Friday (Jan 5),” Col Jirasak confirmed.

“No charges were pressed as the airport said they would take care of the cleaning bill for the carpet themselves,” he added.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:

Comments Left: Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
Security:
   => Forget password?

Christy Sweet | 12 January 2018 - 10:49:56

It is irresponsible conjecture that pills found in belongings are  what he was on. Would not "sleeping pills" cause....sleep?

The Phuket News

DeKaaskopp | 11 January 2018 - 11:01:20

Must be one of those highly educated quality tourists from a highly developed civilized country.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 11 January 2018 - 10:17:58

Hahahaha, the police said:.."His behavior was not not from the effects of sex drugs as published by the press"...

Again that official dugging, denial and avoiding responsibility for earlier own statements to the press.
It are specialists in subtile denying their own previous statement about sex drugs. 

They should have corrected themselves by saying that they wanted to correct the...

The Phuket News
Matches 3 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Safety the priority not money, says commander of Tourist Police

All transport boats for passengers such as speedboats, ferries and tour boats should be banned with benzine engines. According to Marine navigation, ...(Read More)


Safety the priority not money, says commander of Tourist Police

Urgently, we need to have a "Merchant Marine Training Centre" in the Andaman Sea instead to have only one in Samut Prakan for the whole Thai...(Read More)


Former Phuket Democrat MP files complaint against Chalong Underpass construction

The 'construction' started October 2015. Let that be clear written in stone! All Officials talk since October 2015 have to be proven not to b...(Read More)


Former Phuket Democrat MP files complaint against Chalong Underpass construction

Finally some high level thai politician comes out about Chalong underpass. Very good. Disappointing is the smile of the Governor on the photo and his...(Read More)


Parrotfish catching in Phuket lands six French nationals in hot water

This whole fish affair is smelly. Who informed that officials about this fishing? I smell corruption. Officials were notified, not see it themselve...(Read More)


Parrotfish catching in Phuket lands six French nationals in hot water

How about the Thai long Tail boat owner? Was he charged by facilitating foreigners to fish illegal? The 6 foreigners were passengers. Why the thai...(Read More)


Four ‘lenders’ to be grilled over Prawit’s watches

Worldwide, in high class watch shops (Also in BKK, not in thai villages) multi million Baht watches during sales are registered by serial number. It ...(Read More)


Parrotfish catching in Phuket lands six French nationals in hot water

Heavens alive ! Fine them the maximum and deport them. Do they come on Vacations or destroy nature and environment of other Countries.There are deep s...(Read More)


Safety the priority not money, says commander of Tourist Police

Is the top government brass of Phuket panicking because of the Next month visit of NLA? Here a little help: -beach management: bad -Transportatio...(Read More)


Sex-toy scene film shoot on Khao San halted

Sounds like the police and tourism department didn't mind pocketing "fees" to allow this, then they respond with righteous indignity whe...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2018 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.