Youth arrested for gun at Pattaya music festival


A drunk 22-year-old was arrested for brandishing at gun at a Pattaya International Music Festival stage.

Police pounced on Jaturon Photcharoen when he pulled the loaded 22-caliber from his pants after a performance by Buddha Bless at the festival stage near the Hard Rock Hotel. No one was injured.

Police said Jaturon said a friend had given him the gun after sneaking it through a police pat-down security check. The youth pulled the gun to show off after the music stopped.

Police are searching for Jaturon’s friend to verify ownership of the weapon.