Sri Saket police yesterday arrested the man who allegedly burned one car and smashed seven others parked outside his mother’s office to pressure her into giving him THB800,000 cash.
Kittisak “Jay” Wonglert, the 19-year-old man who threatened to destroy 10 cars unless his mother gave him the money to buy a motorbike, has been charged with malicious damage after one of the eight car owners complained to the police.
Kittisak has reportedly confessed to the crime and has been sent to the Provincial Juvenile Court for prosecution.
Kittisak was also charged with violating a court order which forbade him from entering the Sri Saket Educational Office, where his mom works, due to a previous violent incident.
In a report by Manager, Kittasak is related to a senior police officer in the area and the other victims had not filed police complaints out of fear he would be granted bail and seek revenge.
Dr. Chaoom Kornkai, director of Sri Saket Education Office, encouraged all eight victims to file police reports. He has also stationed security guards at the building entrance during office hours.
Editor’s Note: The previous report said Kittisak Wonglert or “Jay” was 21 years old. It has come to our attention that he is actually 19.