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Drunk Russian man tasered by police after damaging cars

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Police have used a taser and wooden club to stop an intoxicated Russian man who went on the rampage in Phuket, allegedly damaging multiple cars. The Phuket Express reports that the incident happened in the sub-district of Wichit, just south of Phuket Town.

It’s understood the man was spotted damaging cars in front of a condo building on the afternoon of Friday, July 21. Local residents informed Wichit Police, and a team of no fewer than 10 officers, led by Anurak Parinyasathirakun, attended the scene.

The unnamed Russian was holding a bottle opener and refused to cooperate with the police, instead threatening officers. He was reportedly unable to communicate with police due to language difficulties and his level of drunkenness.

In the end, officers had to use a taser and a wooden club to knock the man to the ground and restrain him. According to the Phuket Express, he was transported to a nearby hospital for a physical and psychiatric evaluation.

Chatree Choookaew, chief of Wichit Police, did not name the man, but says he’s 26 years old. The owners of 4 cars allegedly damaged by the man have all filed police reports to claim for damages.

Meanwhile, police have said they plan to question the Russian using the services of a translator and will give him a bill for the damage caused to the cars in question. It is not yet known if the man’s visa will be revoked or if he might be deported and/or blacklisted.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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