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Amnart Choodate, 38, with illegal handgun and ammunition in Patong

Patong Pistol Whipping Breaks Tourist's Nose: Phuket Patrol Makes Quick Arrest

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
PHUKET: A passing Phuket police motorcycle patrol team spotted a man pistol-whipping a tourist in Patong's beach road early today and quickly arrested the culprit.

He turned out to be Amnart Choodate, 38, a volunteer with the Kathu District - but his credentials were quickly revoked when officials learned of his activities.

Kuwaiti tourist Fahad Al Mutariy, 57, suffered a broken nose in the pistol-whipping with the .38 outside the Royal Palm Resort at 4.30am.

Khun Amnart also carried 18 bullets, the officers said.

What's still unclear is the motive for the beating but police did say the tourist had not been drinking.

Khun Amnart will face serious charges, including possession of an illegal weapon.

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a volunteer what??

Posted by another steve on September 9, 2015 22:58

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yes a volunteer what?

Posted by frog on September 10, 2015 12:10

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I asked the same question in an earlier article and ED kindly informed me that they are local police volunteers. I asked how you recognized them and was told to ask to see their credentials. However what their credentials look like I have no idea. Perhaps the tourist was being pistol whipped for asking to see credentials and the guy felt the gun was sufficient.

Posted by Chill on September 10, 2015 19:56

Editor Comment:

There are several kinds of volunteers, Chill, and not all of them are police volunteers.

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Plenty of different type of volunteers in Patong from tuk tuk & jet ski -drivers to lady boys & bar girls volunteering to help you use your ATM card

Posted by Logic on September 11, 2015 06:42


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