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25 July 2008 :: 13:07:36 pm 10889

Deranged German Urinates In Shop Before Trying To Slash His Neck And Wrist

A seemingly deranged German man went into a Family Mart store in Pattaya, on July 25, 2008, smashed a soda bottle and used the broken glass to try and cut his neck, seriously injuring himself. Police took more than an hour in an attempt to successfully calm him down.
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Pol.Col. Nopadol Wongnom, Pattaya Superintendent, was notified on July 25, at 1.10 AM, that a foreigner had used a broken glass bottle to injure himself. The incident took place at a Family Mart convenience store, Dolphin Roundabout branch, on Pattaya 2nd Road, North Pattaya. A police team and Sawang Boriboon Rescue subsequently rushed to the scene.

There, police found Mr. Ralf Gunter Krolkiewicz (53), a German citizen, shaken up and sitting at the rear of the store near the soda cases and the cold unit. He had a piece of broken glass from a soda bottle in his right hand, with which he had apparently tried to cut his wrist and throat. He had sustained serious wounds and was bleeding profusely.

Most of the customers were frightened by the insane display and had run out of the store. Police asked a favour of a German tourist, who was also in the shop, to try and talk some sense into Mr. Gunter to calm him down and get him to discard the broken glass, but without success. Mr. Gunter could not communicate effectively as he was in a state of shock and shaking as though afraid of being attacked. He neither listened to the police, nor the German who was trying to help.

Eventually, after an hour had passed, Mr. Gunter started to calm down and threw away the broken glass that he’d used to injure himself. The rescue team gave him first aid for the wounds on his neck and his left wrist and immediately took him for treatment to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital.

Miss Rungthip Phimchart, (22), the store assistant manager, said that while she and her colleagues were working in the store, Mr. Gunter had come in in a highly agitated state and had spoken to them urgently, but no one could understand what he wanted. Mr. Gunter was shaking and walking around the store aimlessly, then suddenly started to urinate in his trousers.

After that, he went to the rear of store, grabbed a soda bottle, smashed it, sat on the floor and took a piece of broken glass to begin cutting himself. Seeing this alarming development, Miss Rungthip immediately called the police for help. Pol.Col.Nopadol Wongnom, Pattaya Superintendent, later informed press that the German tourist who had helped to communicate with Mr. Gunter, told him that, apparently, Mr. Gunter had come into the store looking for a toilet as he needed to urinate badly, but the store keepers had not understood him.

The German tourist also said that, in his opinion, Mr. Gunter looked like he was extremely anxiety prone and might lose control if he was frustrated. When he could not make anybody understand, he had lost control and started urinating spontaneously, before losing it completely and tried to inflict serious injuries on himself.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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