Monkey in Chonburi found carrying actual firearm

Chonburi –
A monkey in Chonburi was found carrying a real handmade handgun this weekend.

Mr. Saichon Silapajarn, 53, a food seller on Khao Sammmon who first saw the monkey told The Pattaya News “This area is very popular for tourists to come feed and see monkeys. I have been here for some time and first noticed the monkey carrying the gun thinking it was a toy. To my surprise, I discovered it was an actual firearm.”

“I threw a rock at the monkey before it dropped the firearm down.” Mr. Silapajarn added.

He then called police to check the weapon.

Police said it is a plastic handmade handgun that was loaded with actual bullets. The gun was in working condition.

Chonburi police believe the gun was dropped in the area and are investigating the incident.

SOURCE/PHOTOS: 77 kaoded, story by The Pattaya News

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