Man with gun arrested while flirting with teen girls

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Police rousting a group of teenagers drinking behind South Pattaya’s Big C market found one of the young partiers was carrying a handmade gun.

Finlip Kongnoi, 23, was detained on possession of illegal weapons in Tuesday’s 4 a.m. incident while the other ten 18-20-year-olds were warned and sent home.

Finlip – a convicted thief released from prison three years ago – said he bought the gun from a Naklua man for 2,300 baht.  He told police he didn’t plan anything malicious with it and had simply joined the younger group to chat with some of the girls.

Finlip Kongnoi, seated, is held for questioning at Pattaya Police Station, Tuesday, March 1.Finlip Kongnoi, seated, is held for questioning at Pattaya Police Station, Tuesday, March 1.