Man arrested for shooting in air

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A Huay Yai man was arrested for firing gunshots into the air in an early morning show of bravado on Third Road.

Sarawut Charoenklang, 40, was captured around 4 a.m. April 4 in front of the Moo 7 School in Nong Phungkhaew. Police found a loaded 9mm handgun on him. Three other men and a woman between ages 19 and 25 were stopped with Sarawat, searched and released.

Police said Sarawut confessed to shooting off the gun outside the Mum Aroi restaurant on Third Road to show off for girls in the area and designate himself as the toughest guy on the block. He then ran away before he got in trouble.

Sarawut was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and shooting it in public.

Sarawut Charoenklang was arrested for shooting a 9mm handgun in public.Sarawut Charoenklang was arrested for shooting a 9mm handgun in public.