Naked Thai man trashes Pattaya hotel room, injures 3 cops

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Pattaya Police attempt to subdue Songkarm Saksri at the Mike Orchid Resort on Second Road after he trashed his room and locked himself in a hotel bathroom.
Pattaya Police attempt to subdue Songkarm Saksri at the Mike Orchid Resort on Second Road after he trashed his room and locked himself in a hotel bathroom.

A naked Thai man wanted for a 2005 attempted murder injured three police officers while destroying his Pattaya hotel room.

Songkarm Saksri, 42, was finally subdued and arrested March 7 at the Mike Orchid Resort on Second Road after he trashed his room and locked himself in a bathroom.

Ten police broke through the door, but the large, tall Rachburi native fought back, smashing officers with a wooden bar and throwing broken glass.

Pol. Cpl. Athorn Wongsing suffered a cut to the head and two other officers also needed first aid.

Songkarm, wearing not a stitch of clothing, attempted to escape while still wielding the wooden club. But when he got cornered in a dead end he used a cart to break a window and jumped to a lower floor, incapacitating himself.

Police have no motive for Songkarm’s outburst. Hotel staffers said they saw him calmly head to a restroom and, the next thing they knew, he was going mad.

Songkarm tested positive for methamphetamine use and was named in a 2005 arrest warrant for attempted murder. He was charged initially with illegal drug use pending further investigation.