Mango seller brandishes sword, defies arrest in Pattaya

Mango seller brandishes sword, defies arrest in Pattaya

A mango seller brandishes a sword when a council inspepctor attempt to nab him for selling fruit without a licence in Pattaya, Chon Buri, on Tuesday. (Photo taken from video supplied by Chaiyot Pupattanapong
A mango seller brandishes a sword when a council inspepctor attempt to nab him for selling fruit without a licence in Pattaya, Chon Buri, on Tuesday. (Photo taken from video supplied by Chaiyot Pupattanapong

CHON BURI: A mango seller brandished a "samurai" sword when a city official tried to arrest him for vending without a licence in Pattaya resort city on Tuesday.

Describing the one-metre long knife as a Japanese weapon, Kwanchai Klaisombun, an inspector for Pattaya City Hall, said he quickly backed off.

The unidentified man, who was selling mangoes from a pickup truck on Chom Thian Sai 2, was shepherded away by a woman and they quickly left in the truck, the 37-year-old thetsakit later told police.

Mr Kwanchai had approached the man intending to collar him under a public cleanliness law.

The seller's defiance was recorded and the video clip later posted on Mr Kwanchai's Facebook account.

"It's a risky job. Just ourselves, nobody else can help. Always staying alert is for the best," Mr Kwanchai wrote.


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