PHUKET: A man who spent all night playing shooting games in a video game shop in Bangkok got out of paying for his night of entertainment by threatening to stab himself in the neck.
Chairat Chairak, 30, told reporters he used to work at a larb
(a spicy Northeastern meat salad) shop in the Sathupradit Road area of Bangkok.
But due to problems with another employee, he quit.
He then headed to the nearby Mixer video game shop and started playing “first-person shooter” video games.
At 9am, he was still playing. At that point, an employee at the shop asked him to pay for his night’s entertainment.
But Mr Chairat asked if he could continue playing – until 9pm. He had no money to pay.
Then he went into the bathroom. When he came out, he had a knife up against his own neck.
He told the employee that if he insisted on making him pay, he would kill himself.
Then he walked out the shop and sat outside a nearby bank.
Officers from Bang Phong Phang Police Station were called to the scene, finding Mr Chairat sitting outside the bank, the knife still to his throat.
It took them two hours to persuade him to put down the knife.
Then they took him to the station to discuss the incident.