He was just released from prison for a robbery.
On February 17th, 2021, officers from the Bang Bua Thong police station in Nonthaburi responded to a call of a “crazy man” trying to burn down a family home. The perpetrator is identified as Mr. Chalo, 40 years old.
When officers arrived, Mr. Chalo had set fire to the mattress in his room. He then tried to attack police with a knife. After the unsuccessful attack, Mr. Chalo ran to hide in another room.
Officers tried to persuade the man to come out of the room for over an hour. Finally, the police broke the door down and arrested Mr. Chalo. He was brought to the police station for drug testing.
Mr. Chalo’s sister, Ms. Kannika, who is disabled, said that her brother was always paranoid, destroying things, and randomly laughing, singing, and crying loudly for no reason. He had a pattern of injuring himself and destroying property.
Mr. Chalo was acquitted of a robbery 2 months prior after spending 4 years in prison. His wife left him during that time.
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My take: Sadly, it sounds like Mr. Chalo needs mental health treatment, which he’ll probably never receive. He’ll be in and out of jail for these sorts of crimes until he escalates his crimes.
I hope for the best for Mr. Chalo.
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