Korean Man Arrested for Slashing the Tires of Toyota in Chiang Mai Mall

Gidon Tounglee, 30, explains what sent him into such a rage that he had to vent his frustration by slashing all four tyres on a stranger's car parked at a shopping mall in Chiang Mai on Thursday night. (Photo by Cheewin Sattha)

Gidon Tounglee, 30, explains what sent him into a rage before slashing all four tires on a stranger’s car at shopping mall in Chiang Mai on Thursday night. (Photo by Cheewin Sattha)


CHIANG MAI – South Korean tourist Gidon Tounglee, 30, was arrested by Mae Ping police in Chiang Mai for slashing the tires of a Toyota Vios in a shopping mall parking lot.

Gidon Tounglee, was detained by security guards at Central Festival Chiang Mai shopping mall after allegedly slashing all four tyres of a Toyota Vios car around 8.30pm on Thursday.

He was handed over to Mae Ping police, along with two knives – a short stabbing blade and a 7-inch knife.

He was initially charged with carrying weapons in a public area.

During questioning, the Tounglee told police he first went to the Warm Up pub in Muang district, where a Thai man, bumped into him and the pushed him in the chest, causing his prized amulet to fall to the ground and break.

The incident made him so angry that when he later visited the shopping mall he snapped and attacked a stranger’s car to vent his rage.

Police said Gidon Tounglee is the only son of a wealthy South Korean businessman and has been in Thailand for three months. Police fined him 1,000 baht and placed his offence on record.

He was released bail, pending an expected complaint by the car’s owner, who was being contacted by police.

By Cheewin Sattha


Short URL: http://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=42359

Posted by on Oct 7 2016. Filed under Tourist in the News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Photo of White Beach in Boracay, Philippines

In Loving Memory of His Majesty the King

Photo of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Learning Thai with Jen