Raising Holy Hell: Drunk monk duo detained for causing ruckus, yelling at people at Bangkok bus station

Photo: Sanook
Photo: Sanook

Two drunk monks were detained at Bangkok’s Mochit Bus Terminal today for causing a ruckus and yelling at other passengers, who then called the police.

Authorities from the Crime Suppression Department (CSD) arrived at the bus station’s monk reception room — yes, traveling monks get their own special room — to find 45-year-old Phra Wittaya Pholyano and 38-year-old Phra Supachoke Kattatham-mo, in a state of obvious inebriation, still in the act of yelling at passengers and tour groups waiting for their vehicles, reported Workpoint.  

Police also found a liquor bottle next to them. (Editor: Subtle, guys.)

When questioned, the two could not produce their Buddhist monk identification cards and refused to say at which temple they resided, raising questions as to whether they were even legitimate monks at all.

Just to be safe, police contacted the nearby Samian Naree Temple and had an abbot come over and defrock the duo on principle.

The two cockeyed clerics were then released without charges being filed.

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