Pattaya Daily News

23 January 2013 :: 13:01:01 pm 70689

Aussies miss target, shoot Phuket tourists

Two Australians angry with a Danish man who had not repaid money he had borrowed from them, shot at him last night.
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PHUKET – January 23,2013; They missed, hitting instead two German tourists passing by on Soi Sansabai in Patong.

Joseph Woerner and Johann Baschegger were hit, one in the arm and the other in the shoulder. They were taken to Patong hospital for treatment.

An hour later police arrested the two Australians, whom they named as Adam Lewis and John Cohen. The latter owns a tattoo shop in Patong and is accused of firing the gun. A Ruger .45 pistol was seized.

The two told police that the Dane had borrowed B380,000 from them. He had not paid any back and, with interest, he now owed them B1 million.

The Danish debtor has not been found, and is believed to be in hiding.

The two Australians are in custody and undergoing further questioning. Cohen was initially charged with attempted murder and with having a gun in a public place.

View the original story on The Phuket News here.

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