Man tries to collect unpaid bar tab with shotgun

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A man stuck with a 1,000 baht bar bill by his friend returned to South Pattaya with a shotgun to collect.

Police were notified around 2 a.m. Aug. 25 that a drunken man was walking down Sukhumvit Soi 44 near the Sompoi Restaurant with a gun.

Pracha Yawongka, 27, was found wearing shorts and no shirt with a loaded shotgun sending people running for cover. He pointed the weapon at police trying to catch him, sending the officers scattering as well.

Pracha then ran into the woods and was eventually captured.

After being stiffed with a 1,000 baht bar bill, Pracha Yawongka took a shotgun and went out looking for the man who ran off when it came time to pay.After being stiffed with a 1,000 baht bar bill, Pracha Yawongka took a shotgun and went out looking for the man who ran off when it came time to pay.

The suspect told police he had been drinking with a new friend near Bali Hai Pier, but his mate fled on a motorbike when it came time to pay the bill.

Pracha wasn’t aware, however, that he had left and waited for a long time before unwillingly paying the 1,000 baht tab. He said he then got some police volunteers to take him to his employer’s home, where he works as a security guard, and took a gun to hunt down the deadbeat.

He was charged with possession of a firearm without a license.