There are a few don’ts one should learn while residing in Thailand. Don’t touch someone you don’t know on the head, don’t point with your foot, and don’t cause someone to lose face are a few that come to mind. And whatever you do, don’t insult your wife’s family.
After a night of drinking with his wife, Briton Benjamin Laister Crowson, 28, learned the hard way when his missus, Montita Buatong, 23, took exception to what Crowson was saying about her family during a heated argument. She allegedly displayed her displeasure with the aid of a sharp kitchen knife.
Police were called at 6.30 a.m. on April 16 to the couple’s Soi Buakow flat on the 4th floor of Pandeer rentals. What they found was lots of blood and Crowson with severe cuts to both legs and his left hand.
The crying Montita surrendered to police without a fight.
The couple regaled police with the tale of a night of drinking together in the bars, the drunken quarrel after returning to their flat and the subsequent insults thrown at Montita and her family, whereupon Montita (allegedly) grabbed a knife and began hacking away.
Crowson was sent to Pattaya City Hospital for medical treatment.
Montita was taken in to the police station for further questioning and to be charged with as yet undetermined offences.