Two members of a loan shark gang in Pattaya turned themselves in to police yesterday, June 1st, after threatening to harm a freelance reporter early this week.
First our previous story:
Now for our update:
A local Thai reporter, Mr. Buronsak Bunnodyom, reported to the police that two men on a motorbike threatened to attack him after he politely warned them not to litter loan flyers in front of his residence in Soi 9, Central Pattaya, Banglamung District, Chonburi province.
Following the report, the accused men, namely Mr. Chinnawat Posingarm, 23, and Mr. Natthiwut Sudprasert, 20, surrendered to police yesterday, June 1st.
Mr. Chinnawat admitted that he was the person who littered loan flyers in front of people’s houses, while Mr. Natthiwut confessed to riding a motorbike for Mr. Chinnawat. They both were captured on the footage of the reporter as they verbally assaulted and attempted to attack him with a large rock.
As for the motive, they said they were peeved at the reporter for warning them not to distribute flyers. They added that it was merely a fleeting thought when they picked up a rock to attack the reporter.
Mr. Chinnawat and Mr. Natthiwut said they apologized for their excessive actions.
The two were charged for threatening other people and violating the Cleanliness Act.