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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.

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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.

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“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.

 

 

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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?

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DeKaaskopp | 11 January 2018 - 11:01:20

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

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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...

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