Somchai Kraipan, 43, a supplier of crocodile leather wallets and belts in Pattaya, offers a wai of apology to society for the violent remarks he made to Chinese travelers and their guide over their rejection to purchase a wallet after settling on a rate. (Image by Chaiyot Pupattapapong)

CHON BURI: A hot-tempered supplier of crocodile leather items at a beach in Pattaya was seen on video threatening to shoot Chinese travelers for declining to spend for a wallet after consenting to a haggled rate.

The video was published on social networks and Somchai Kraipan, 43, was required to deal with the music for his obvious risk.

He was apprehended and required to Bang Lamung police headquarters on Tuesday night for questioning.

The video was tape-recorded at Na Kluea beach in Bang Lamung district, in the Pattaya location, on Tuesday early morning and submitted on Facebook at 11.30 am by user Wicha Tham.

It was a recording of a brief discussion in between a tourist guide and the supplier.

The supplier was heard asking the guide to pay 200 yuan (about 1,000 baht) for a crocodile leather wallet a member of the Chinese trip group wished to purchase. The guide declined, and asked why he needed to pay.

The supplier stated the traveler had actually currently negotiated the rate and was awaiting the guide to pay it.

Pol Lt Col Piyapong Ensarn, Pattaya traveler authorities inspector, left, and Pol Col Jakthip Parapanthakul, chief of Bang Lamung authorities, right, question the leather wallet supplier about the event. (Image by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

The Chinese-speaking guide then asked the traveler about the matter.

The supplier ended up being upset and vented his disappointment at the group. He threatened to get a weapon and shoot them for being “ kuan teenager“, a disrespectful word approximately equated as stirring the mood. The guide and his group right away left the beach.

The guide later on asked Traveler Authorities Bureau deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn to fix the issue, stating it had actually stained Pattaya’s image as a traveler destination.

Pol Lt Col Piyapong Ensarn, an inspector with the Pattaya traveler authorities, stated on Wednesday that Pol Maj Gen Surachate had actually bought authorities to find the supplier. They rapidly did simply that.

Mr Somchai declined to talk with the media about the case, however confessed he was at fault. He apologised for what he had actually done. He likewise interested the tourist guide to comprehend that he and lots of other suppliers lived hand to mouth. His revenues hardly covered his household’s everyday living costs.

Authorities fined him 5,000-baht and cautioned him not to do anything like it once again as his actions had actually sullied Pattaya’s image and impacted the nation.

clip by Wicha Tham by means of @Ruyangpattaya Facebook page.

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