Update of Vendor Attack on PoliceA market vendor owner who attacked the police has surrendered and insisted that he hadn’t attacked anyone.
PATTAYA – Recently [Pattaya Daily News]; According to the case that Pol.Lt.Col.kwanpichai Manocharoensap-deputty inspector- and Pol.Lt.rapeepong Saratee-deputy leader- were attacked by a vendor and market owner in Grand Hall market on the evening of 3rd July.
On July 4th at 10.00 am, Mr.Supphakrit Atthalertlap aged 61 who is the Grand Hall market owner surrendered to Pol.Col.Anukul Preedayuth-inspector of Pattaya police station.
He revealed that he hadn’t attacked the officers but he was told that some were pretending to be police who extorted money from the vendors so he rushed to the shop where he found a group of men who were in casual clothes and they didn’t have any ID cards. He asked them but they didn’t reply and started taking all of his goods.
He then asked another man in the group if he was a police officer or not to which he replied no. Mr.Supphakrit then got really angry and slapped his own head before one of the men started strangling him, so the other bystanders and vendors attacked the police. However, Mr.Supphakrit insisted that he didn’t hit the police.
Mr.Nanphol Sartthaku aged 26 who is a vendor revealed that Pol.Lt.Col.Kwanpichai told him that he had sold pirated goods and he must be prosecuted but they didn’t show their ID cards and they tried to arrest him. Plus, they took all their goods. Mr.Namphol confessed that some were pirated but some were real. He had no idea that they were the real police or not so he told his friend to ask the market owners for proof.
Pol.Col.Anukul Preedayuth-inspector of Pattaya police station- was notified that Mr.Supphakrit will be prosecuted for attacking an officer.