An American tourist was allegedly stabbed to death by three Thai musicians after he refused to stop singing at a bar in Krabi on Wednesday.
Bobby Ray Carter, 51, died after he was stabbed twice in the chest while his son Adam, 27, suffered a stab wound to his arm, during a fight with members of the house band from the Longhorn Saloon at Ao Nang beach.
Police said the three musicians were arrested at the scene and confessed to stabbing the Americans.
Carter had joined the musicians on stage for a singalong, but a row broke out when he refused to stop as the band took a break.
On its website the Longhorn Saloon advertises “jam with the band” as one of its attractions, along with “good music, funfunfun and friendly staff”.
“He and his son quarrelled with all three musicians because he wouldn’t stop singing despite the musicians taking a break,” said Lieutenant Colonel Attapong Seanjaiwuth of Krabi tourist police.
“He then demanded the money he had already given as a tip back. But the real fight broke out outside of that pub. He was stabbed twice and died while on the way to local hospital,” The Hindustan Times reported.