A copycat of rocker Sek Loso who fired a gun in public and posted his law-defying act on Facebook turned himself in to police in Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima on Tuesday (Jan 2).
The suspect, 22-year old Anucha Sukkaew, a native of Pak Chong district, allegedly admitted to police that he fired four shots into the air with his father’s pistol on the night of Dec 31 to celebrate the New Year because he wanted to emulate the act of rocker Sek Loso or Seksant Sukphimai.
Mr Anucha claimed that he did not know that such act was illegal.
Sek Loso fired about 10 shots into the air during a concert at Wat Khao Khun Panom in Prom Khiri district of Nakhon Si Thammarat on Dec 29. He was arrested by metropolitan police at his house in Bangkok in the evening of Dec 31 on charges of carrying a gun in public and firing a gun in public. An additional charge of resisting police arrest was also slapped against the rocker after he declined to surrender voluntarily.
Sek was later escorted to Nakhon Si Thammarat to face the two charges of carrying a gun in public and firing a gun in public.
Mr Anucha told the police that he only knew about Sek’s arrest and decided to turn himself in to the police.
He was charged with illegal possession of a gun which was owned by his father and with firing a gun in public.