A 40-year-old man was knocked unconscious and suffered multiple injuries after getting into a fistfight with his younger neighbor in Mueang Chonburi.
The Mueang Chonburi Police were notified of the incident on Tuesday (October 5th) at a housing estate in the Na Pa sub-district.
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Police and emergency responders arrived at the house in question to find Mr. Pongpiw Sukuprakan, 40, lying unconscious on the ground. He was rushed to a local hospital for medical assistance and to determine if he was possibly suffering from internal bleeding.
Mr. Songrit Saelee, 23, the other man involved in the physical altercation, told Mueang Chonburi police, “Mr. Pongpiw came to my home and began shouting loudly for me to come outside and fight him. I didn’t want to get into a fistfight with Pongpiw, as he is much older than me and it wasn’t worth the drama. However, Pongpiw would not stop shouting in front of my home so I went outside to attempt to de-escalate the situation. Pongpiw refused to calm down and hit me first. My actions afterward in which I knocked him unconscious were in self-defense.”
Songrit suffered minor arm injuries during the brawl but declined medical assistance.
Mr. Songrit’s parents, who were home during the incident, told reporters and police, “Pongpiw is our next-door neighbor. He has had verbal arguments and has been challenging our son to a fight for over a year. He struck our son first, who did not do anything other than stare at Pongpiw.”
Both Songrit and his parents declined to get into depth about what the original argument was regarding.
Mueang Chonburi police told reporters they will speak with Pongpiw when he recovers from his injuries and will determine if any charges will take place following an interview with him.
As of press time, Pongpiw was reportedly recovering from his injuries.