A disturbed man who shattered glass bottles and injured a passer-by at a downtown Bangkok shopping mall while brandishing a portrait of the king was not and will not be charged due to his mental condition, the police said.
Col. Pansa Amarapitak of Pathum Wan Police said that Kaneshpitsanuthep “K 100 million” Chakkraphopmahadecha – who poured bottles of red soda onto himself as he paraded through Siam Paragon on Sunday while holding a framed portrait of King Vajiralongkorn and shouting incomprehensibly – “cannot be prosecuted” because he is emotionally disturbed.
However, as Kaneshpitsanuthep has committed a number of outrageous disturbances over the years, including releasing cobras in front of another mall and scuffling with police, the authorities instead fined an unidentified relative THB6,000 (US$185) for “neglecting” the man.
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According to Maj. Gen. Jirasan Kaewsaeng-ek, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, Kaneshpitsanuthep is the same man who released snakes on the street and cut himself with a knife in front of the CentralwOrld shopping mall 2019. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder with his medical history indicating that he visited Somdej Chao Phraya Hospital for treatment several times between April 2019 and May 2019 but was not admitted.