Popcorn shooter confesses to his crime


BANGKOK, 20 March 2014  The suspect detained in connection with the Laksi intersection shooting confessed to the crime this morning. 

The man, dubbed the “the popcorn gunman”, was arrested in Surat Thani yesterday. He is being held on charges of attempted murder, illegal possession of firearms and violating the emergency decree.

Vivat Yodprasert admitted that he had fired a gun hidden in a popcorn bag at Laksi on the eve of the February 2nd poll. He had been hiding out near Chaeng Wattana before fleeing to the South.

Police are preparing to announce more details on the case later in the day and will seek other arrest warrants for suspects in the case.