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Life in Patong is turning into the "wild west."...it's just unbelievable...now people shooting others right out in the open in the streets....Just Beautiful!...
Posted by sky on January 23, 2013 03:53
Oh dear. This is a turn for the worse. Whilst Thai v Thai shootouts are not uncommon in Phuket, armed foreigners shooting other foreigners over a small time business dispute is rare. Let's hope this isn't a sign of things to come.
Posted by Mr Man on January 23, 2013 06:35
Quality tourists !
Posted by serge on January 23, 2013 07:06
1: Jail Time.
Posted by Save Phuket on January 23, 2013 11:30
Nothing to do with bike rent.
Posted by FS on January 23, 2013 12:37
At least we know he's a poor shot. What the hell are these morons doing shooting away in bars and soi's? I hope the Thai judicial system shows no mercy but I'm really not all that confident.
Posted by Judo Chop on January 23, 2013 12:45
And it's such a comforting thought that Patong is a 'Safety Zone'
Posted by Graham on January 23, 2013 16:49
Anyone knows if the Dane was aressted too?
Posted by fs on January 24, 2013 04:36
We were threatened with violence by time share thugs in Patong Beach late last year. This incident doesn't surprise me.
Posted by Joe Average on January 24, 2013 05:02
Posted by christian on January 24, 2013 07:00
it isnt a good thing but john the aledged shooter owns a number of busineses in phuket and employs a number of thais to work in them he also generates hundreds of thousands of dollars for the thai tourisum by people going to thailand to see him and holiday im not saying what he done was right but we all no that what we read isnt always true he does a lot for the country
Posted by Lousie on January 24, 2013 07:14
@save phuket has it right. Jail, deport and ban for life.
Posted by Arthur on January 24, 2013 07:16
I'm Australian too but it seems when my countrymen go to live in SE Asia, they think they can do whatever they want due to lack of law enforcement. Fortunately they will need to learn the hard way
Posted by Damien on January 24, 2013 09:42
Posted by Save Phuket on January 24, 2013 09:52
Tell all your underworld friends,that don't already know,that Phuket is open for business.
Posted by Hugh Jarse on January 24, 2013 11:04
Posted by Oliver on January 24, 2013 12:07
Posted by Mike on January 24, 2013 12:51
Johnny (alleged shooter) is actually one of the nicest guys i met in Patong.
Posted by VerySuprised on January 25, 2013 11:28
I know Johnny he has help us with accommodation and our tattoos and transfers from the airport he is the nicest guy he had told us last year about a guy owing him for a motor bike and that he had the guy's passport
Posted by Anonymous on January 26, 2013 17:01
Motorbike hirers are not permitted to hold passports as collateral.
Posted by HD man on January 26, 2013 19:16
Welcome to phuket,
Posted by Num on January 28, 2013 23:07
Any one know if he got sent home or is he still in phuket.
Posted by Dr ward on July 5, 2013 06:57
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