Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hostage Taker Poses For Camera

Photo Courtesy of Thairath

CHACHOENGSAO – Well, it all looks a little set up – and so does the news report.

On the afternoon of August 4th, Lieutenant Colonel Charin Ngamwongnoi, chief of police at Saenphudat Police station, with his team, approached Prasartwittaya School to try and rescue a child who had been taken hostage by a feral, drunken sex fiend.

They saw Mr. Narong Phutotam, aged 29, foaming at the mouth. It is also believed that he is an employee at a local shrimp farm.

Madly drunk, he grabbed Phanchagarn Srisom, a 10 yr old kid and held a knife to his neck. The boy attends second grade at a local school. Hostage negotiators employed the usual dialogue to try and calm the man down – but after two hours, they were back where they started.

Another couple of hours passed, before police found the right moment to tackle the mad man and bring him down. The kid got away safe but has been left traumatized due to the incident. No one has suggested counseling.

Hmm, so that was the report... Don’t you think Mr. Narong has serious potential in stand-up comedy? And maybe even the kid? He kind of looks like he’s having a good time. Actually, they could even be a duo called, ‘ The Hostage Takers!’ And maybe… it’s even a little weird this story actually got in the papers?

What do you think of the whole thing?

Courtesy of Thairath

Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak