Police arrived at the scene behind the Mae La-Orr Market on Soi Chaiyapruek around 2 a.m. Jan. 21 to find Oatthawut Meksin, 18, holding the 38-caliber handgun to the head of Phuttarat Nukulwong, 23.
Oatthawut Meksin (right) pointed a homemade gun at the head of Phuttarat Nukulwong (center) when the ladyboy publicly embarrassed him.
After convincing the teen not to pull the trigger, police said Oatthawut told them he “lost face” in front of his friends when the ladyboy talked provocatively to him. Oatthawut said his friends accused him falsely of being homosexual.
He was only charged with possession of illegal weapons and bullets.