A sailor was arrested for strutting around Walking Street with a loaded gun.
Following complaints about the man with a pistol, police tracked an Isuzu pickup truck down Second Road and stopped it near Phothisamphan School.
Petty Officer 1st Class Kittichot Krabsri, 26, was found with a Thai-made 38-caliber handgun and four bullets. His sister, in the truck, was not arrested.
Police said the sailor, stationed at the Sattahip Naval Base, had come to Pattaya to hit the town with his sister. He brought the gun for self-protection and had not threatened anyone with it, he claimed.
He was charged with possessing a handgun without permission and carrying it into an entertainment district after dark.
Petty Officer 1st Class Kittichot Krabsri (seated center) was caught after perusing Walking Street whilst in possession of a handgun (inset).