A Russian man allegedly caused a public disturbance near a well-known beach in Thalang over the past weekend, but everything turned out fine in the end.
The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that over the past weekend they were notified from local residents that a foreign man was disturbing the public with loud noises and shouting near a large hotel at the Nai Yang Beach in the Sakoo sub-district.
They arrived at the scene to find an unidentified heavyset middle-age Russian man wearing a singlet and shorts and no shoes. He was found talking loudly alone to himself, seemingly having an animated discussion to himself in Russian. However, he was still able to calm down and communicate to police cognizantly when they talked to him in English and Thai and he did not seem to be threatening or hurting anyone.
The Phuket Tourist Police asked the man if he wanted to go to a hospital or needed any psychiatric help, the Russian man refused. He then asked and was granted permission by police to take a short rest on an unattended beach bed on the beach. A security guard nearby was asked to keep an eye on the man if there was any further problem.
The Phuket Express noted that the Phuket Tourist Police did not reveal any other details about the man.
The man reportedly calmed down, took a nap, and safely left earlier with Phuket Tourist Police assuming he either was intoxicated or just enjoyed having chats with himself.