Intoxicated American tourist in Nakhon Si Thammarat reportedly drank Thai whisky for two days straight before causing a public nuisance

PHOTO: Nakhonjunction

Nakhon Si Thammarat –

An intoxicated American tourist in Nakhon Si Thammarat was reportedly drinking Thai whisky (Lao Kao) continuously for at least two days before causing a public nuisance.

The Khanom Police was notified of the incident yesterday afternoon (October 5th) at Baan Pa Lane in the Khanom district. They arrived at the scene to find the foreign man who was yelling incoherently in front of a local grocery. A car nearby was damaged as well and after an extended period of time and with the assistance of crowd control tools as seen in the photo above the man was finally caught and arrested by about a dozen police officers.

The Khanom Police told the Phuket Express that the man was identified only as Mr. Andigo, 45, an American national. He entered Thailand recently on a one month tourist visa.

A victim, Mr. Soonthorn Chumchoo, told The Phuket Express, “The tourist was walking around in the area for about two days. He was heavily intoxicated and seemed to be angry about something. He damaged everything he was walking past including my grocery store. He also used a rock to hit and damage a car nearby.”

Other witnesses told Khanom police they saw the tourist drink Thai whisky continuously for at least two days. Immigration officers were also reportedly contacted as law enforcement said they plan to pursue deporting the man.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.