Fake-watch seller busted for threatening tourist

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Nattapong Petchsanan was arrested for peddling fake jewelry and threatening a tourist who tried to return a wristwatch.
Nattapong Petchsanan was arrested for peddling fake jewelry and threatening a tourist who tried to return a wristwatch.

A knockoff watch seller was arrested for peddling fake jewelry and threatening a tourist who tried to return a wristwatch.

Nattapong Petchsanan, 26, was taken into custody Feb. 15 after a video posted by the threatened tourist went viral on Facebook.

According to the foreigner’s account, his friend haggled to buy a supposed name-brand watch, but realized after he bought it that it was a fake, so he tried to return it. The watch vendor refused to take it, an argument broke out and the watch seller threatened to turn the tourist in to police.

Nattapong confirmed the story, but said he didn’t mean to threaten the foreign visitor. But he was caught with four copied watches and ran afoul of intellectual property laws.