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Rock throwing thug hands himself in to Phuket Police

A man wanted in connection with a rock throwing incident that caused a Mazda 2 to crash on Thepkassattri Rd yesterday (May 3) handed himself in to police at 8pm last night.

rock throwerThe man told police that the incident occurred because he became angry that the driver of the Mazda cut him up and then cursed him.

Koh Kaew Moo 5 village headman Mr Wattana Thinkohkaew accompanied 21-year-old Anucha Yeemuda to Phuket City Police where Anucha surrender to Lt Col Somsak Thongkleng and admitted it was him who threw a rock at a white Mazda 2 causing it to crash into a roadside pylon.

The incident happened at 1:10pm yesterday afternoon on Thepkassattri Rd northbound in Koh Kaew. Anucha threw a rock at a passing vehicle causing the driver to crash into a pylon. In the vehicle were a family of three including a one year old baby who escaped from the crash unhurt.

The driver of the vehicle Mr Jatuporn Kanpai, 25, and his wife Sunisa Kongkam, 22, who had both sustained injuries from the crash were taken to Vachira Hospital for treatment.

Lt Col Somsak explained, “Anucha said that he was driving a motorbike with his girlfriend Khanitha Yeemuda on Thepkassattri Rd towards Phuket Town when a Mazda suddenly cut in front of him in front of the Sapam Sounds shop. The driver done the same a second time near the entrance to Laem Hin Seafood.

“Anucha stopped his motorbike and approached the Mazda to speak to the driver of the vehicle, but the driver cursed at him and drove off almost hitting him. He got angry, so he picked up a rock and ran across the street to throw it at the Mazda after it had made a U-turn,” he said.

“Anucha admitted that he was angry at the time and said he did not realise there was a baby in the vehicle. He has said he is sorry for what happened and has asked the family to forgive him for his thoughtless action,” Lt Col Somsak added.

Anucha has since been charged with assault causing injury.

Phuket News

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