Man Allegedly Threatens Taxi Driver in Phuket with a Sword

Phuket –

A local man allegedly threatened a mobile application taxi driver with a sword in a pubic parking area near a beach in Thalang.

An unidentified mobile application taxi driver told the Phuket Express that he parked his car at a public park near the Nai Thon Beach in the Sakoo sub-district on Tuesday (July 11th).

There was an unknown man there who tried to chase him away saying he was not allowed to park there. They argued before the man went away and came back with a sword. The man was allegedly trying to attack the taxi driver.

The taxi driver told the Phuket Express that he has a sticker from the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) to show that he is allowed to work as a taxi driver with an approved driving application. The taxi driver filed a reported to the Sakoo Police with video evidence of the incident.

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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.