An erratic and unhinged Russian man broke into the Phuket Governor’s office at the Phuket Provincial Hall on Tha Kraeng Road in Talad Nuea, Phuket Town before later trying to steal a motorbike.
The Phuket Provincial Police told the Phuket Express that on Wednesday (January 17th) that the glass door to the Phuket Governor’s (Mr. Sophon Suwannarat)’s office, which is on the 4th floor of the Phuket Provincial Hall building, was found broken. Blood was found on the floor in front of the room. Under the secretary’s desk nearby was found a hammer with a blood stain.
The unidentified security guard told police at 2:00 A.M. in the early morning he found a shirtless foreigner hiding on the first floor. He tried to catch him but the foreign man escaped to an upper floor before the guard called the police. Police arrived at the building but were unable to find the foreign man.
At 4:30 A.M. police heard the sound of breaking glass but were still unable to find the suspect. A house keeper found the broken glass door of the Phuket Governor’s office in the morning.
The Phuket City Police were later notified by concerned local residents that a shirtless, shoeless, and erratic foreign man was trying to steal a motorbike parked in front of a convenience store near the Phuket Provincial Hall. The foreign man was covered with blood on his hands and feet.
The suspect was finally arrested although was described as extremely uncooperative by police before being taken to a local hospital. The man was later identified by the police as a 24-year-old Russian man and was described as extremely erratic and possibly suffering from mental health problems or drug abuse. His name was not released by police officers. Due to the suspect’s erratic state of mind, he was unable to answer any questions as to his bizarre behaviour.
Once the man recovered from his wounds he would likely be charged with multiple legal offenses and then deported after serving any time for his crimes, said Phuket police.