A shirtless and shoeless South African man was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation after he caused a public nuisance.
The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the incident near a hotel on the Pracha Nukroh Road. They arrived at the scene to find the foreign man who was identified by police as a South African but whose name was withheld due to medical reasons. He was talking loudly to himself and disturbing other people who were passing him. He appeared disoriented and confused.
Police found that the South African man was intoxicated on top of suspected mental illness. He was taken to the Patong Hospital for a mental heath assessment. His relatives arrived at the hospital and told police that the South African man was nervous about a job and had not slept for three days.