Plutaluang police seek Bangkok man for attempted murder of gas station attendant

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Police are searching for a Bangkok man who allegedly shot at a Plutaluang gas station attendant in a drunken dispute over petrol and window cleaner.

An arrest warrant was issued Sept. 13 for Princha Prakornsombat, 22, who failed to surrender to police two days earlier. He faces attempted murder and illegal weapons charges.

The son of a former Bangkok police officer, Princha was captured on security-camera footage at a PTT gas station at the Kasemphol-Khao Maikaew intersection of Route 331 Sept. 11 harassing and threatening 18-year-old attendant Anan Daengkerd.

Princha is captured on security-camera footage at a PTT gas station at the Kasemphol-Khao Maikaew intersection of Route 331 firing shots at the attendant. Princha is captured on security-camera footage at a PTT gas station at the Kasemphol-Khao Maikaew intersection of Route 331 firing shots at the attendant.

A reportedly drunk Princha began shouting at Anan after the attendant asked him to confirm a request to fill his orange Nissan. He then went into a rage after the teen tried to clean the car’s windshield.

Friends in the car tried to restrain Princha as he got out of the vehicle and fired three shots from an unidentified handgun at Anan. Princha then smashed a mirror at the station before being hauled back into the car by friends. The car then sped off on Route 331.

Princha’s father, former policeman Lertchai Prakorbsombat, said he’d contacted his son, who agreed to surrender. However, he never showed at Plutaluang Police Station.