Ubon Man Arrested for Abusing Emergency Hotline to Proposition Operator

Manas Khamchalee, at left, is questioned by a police officer Friday at Ubon Ratchathani City Police Station.

UBON RATCHATHANI — A 20-year-old man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly phoning an emergency call center operator 51 times to ask her to have sex with him.

Manas Khamchalee bombarded the provincial emergency service hotline, 1669, with lewd calls throughout Saturday, Pramote Chuenta, deputy chief of Ubon Ratchathani city police, said Friday. He’s been charged with disrupting emergency services and sexual harassment.

In each of his 51 phone calls, Manas asked the hotline officer if she would have sex with him, Lt. Col. Pramote said. The operator filed a complaint with the police on Thursday.


Manas will be taken to the provincial court within Friday, Pramote said. He faces up to a month in prison if convicted.


Police also urged the public to keep the 1669 hotline open for emergencies, such as traffic accidents during the ongoing New Year holiday’s mass exodus from Bangkok to the northeast.

On Thursday alone, the hotline received more than 200 calls seeking medical assistance, most of them in traffic-related incidents, Pramote said.