A motorbike driver stopped at a police checkpoint was arrested after police discovered a homemade bomb hidden under his seat.
Sutee Soonthonpakdee, 24, was charged with illegal possession of explosives after the so-called “ping pong” grenade was discovered in his Honda Wave June 2 at a checkpoint in front of Pattaya Police Station.
It was only for fun, Sutee Soonthonpakdee told police about the bomb they found under the seat of his motorcycle.
Police said the Surin native had tried to weave through traffic to avoid the stop, but failed. Searching the bike, officers found the 15-centimeter device wrapped in tape with a fuse attached. Sutee told police he had it “only for fun.”