BANGKOK — A man who fired what appeared to be a handgun at another motorist during a road rage incident on a Bangkok highway was arrested Wednesday night.
Nattawuth Puangthongkae was filmed chasing after a motorist who sideswiped his car on Bangna-Trad Road at about 2pm on Wednesday. In the video, which was widely shared, a driver said to be Nattawuth pulls out a weapon and shoots at the man he was pursuing, Assawadej Chalardlaem.
Assawadej filed a complaint at the Bangkaew Police Station, and after reviewing security camera footage, police tracked down and arrested Nattawuth several hours later.
Police said he confessed to being the man in the video and clarified that the weapon was actually a BB gun.
He was charged with intimidating others and reckless driving, while Assawadej was charged with property damage for sideswiping Nattawuth’s car.