Chalong Police Arrest Male German Overstayer After Axe Threat in Rawai – VIDEO

Chalong, Phuket-

In a dramatic turn of events, Chalong Police apprehended a male German national who had overstayed his visa by more than 500 days. The incident unfolded in the quiet neighborhood of Soi Naya in Rawai.

According to Chalong Police Chief Colonel Eakkarat Plaiduang, officers responded swiftly after receiving reports of a disturbance. Upon arrival, they encountered the foreigner, who was shouting and behaving erratically. Fleeing from the authorities, he sought refuge inside a nearby house, barricading himself behind a locked door.

Despite their attempts to engage in dialogue, the man remained uncooperative. In a startling escalation, he brandished an axe, threatening both the police and anyone who dared to enter. Objects were hurled from the house, creating a tense standoff.

Thankfully, the situation was resolved without injury. The police managed to approach the foreigner and subdue him safely.

The suspect, identified only as a German national, was promptly taken into custody and transported to the Chalong Police Station for further investigation. Local residents and the village headman confirmed that the man had a history of causing public disturbances.

This incident comes after a series of headline making incidents involving foreigners and tourists in Phuket, especially this incident in which two New Zealand nationals are accused of attacking a Thai cop.

In another recent incident an Austrian tourist reportedly assaulted a Phuket Thai taxi driver after being told to stop smoking in the taxi.

A Portuguese woman was also arrested after being seen on viral video appearing to threaten another Phuket taxi driver with a knife.

In one incident that particularly shocked Thai media, a tourist was accused of kicking a pregnant shopkeeper after refusing to take off her shoes.

These are only a few recent incidents that have caused Thai officials to demand further crackdowns and inspections on foreigners behaving badly and breaking Thai laws. This in turn has led to raids on businesses believed to be illegally run by foreigners across Phuket.

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.