Phang Nga –
A floating restaurant in Phang Nga has been destroyed after a man set fire to the boat.
The Takua Thung Police told the Phuket Express they were notified of the fire on Friday (March 31st) at a canal in Baan Chong Nuea in Kalai sub-district, Takua Thung district.
They arrived at the scene to find the fire was heavily ablaze. Mr. Wanat Looklek, 31, from Kalai was waiting at the scene. He was arrested after he admitted to police that he poured gasoline on the restaurant before setting it on fire. He stayed to watch it burn down and for officials to arrive, claiming he didn’t care if he was caught.
Wanat told The Phuket Express and police that he burned down the restaurant for fun with no other reason and had no personal connection or issue with the restaurant or its owners.
The Takua Thung Police told the Phuket Express Wanat is facing charges of arson. The cost of damages is being estimated at 2,000,000 baht and Wanat remains in custody as of press time.