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Man confesses to Bangkok acid attacks

June 11, 2012 at 11:15 AM

BANGKOK, June 11 (UPI) -- Bangkok police have arrested a man who allegedly confessed to throwing acid randomly on at least 30 people during May and early June.

Rachan Teerakijnukul, 50, allegedly confessed to throwing chemicals on passersby who he thought looked down on him, MCOT reported Monday.

Rachan carried out the attacks in several areas of Bangkok, including Saphan Khwai, Pratunam, Ratchaprasong, Victory Monument, and Lat Phrao.

He also admitted to being addicted to crystal meth, Acting Metropolitan Police Bureau Chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang said.

Rachan was arrested in his home Sunday. Police also seized a tricycle cart he used to collect scraps and bathroom cleanser bottles, which he allegedly used against the victims.

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