The owner of the bar reported to police that the American had arrived at the bar in a furious mood.
She alleged that he bullied her customers and staff, and smashed glasses and furniture.
Some of the customers tried to intervene, which provoked a brawl. This ended up with those involved, including the American, being sent to Patong Hospital. Browning then fled.
Two people are still at Patong Hospital today. [The Phuket News]
Another eye witness account,
Earlier in the night, Mr Browning allegedly was seen beating up on an expat woman in a bar in Patak Road Karon. He also lashed out at Thai female staff when they tried to intervene, police said.
Four other tourists from Australia and the US also attempted to intervene but Mr Browning lashed out at them, too, police said. The brawling continued when all the participants were taken for treatment at Patong Hospital. [Phuket Wan]
Junie responds to the allgations with a Facebook post,
Sounds like Junies story is full of it. He better get out of Thailand fast or he might be a prime bait for a lucky prison Ladyboy. Pictures released of him being treated in the hospital.
For from Junie, apparently he can post on Facebook, but can’t call the US Embassy.
â€œIm officially the biggest American patriot there is now. These other primitive countries are all about money, mafia and corrupt law enforcement. Regardless what you believe I never touched a female in theses events that occurred and my girlfriend was there from start to finish to vouch. Hitting Thai women was an excuse for them to demonize me and get some baht out of me. You all donâ€™t understand with my name, people will use it against me. I acted like an idiot on a reality show for publicity so they are using that against me. Im sorry and I care about people more than you thank and I appreciate all the support from the intelligent people that understand that these primitive countries are trying to kill me ( Literally ) . I need help BAD! please call the US Embassy in my regards. Thank you very much everyone.
Apparently in the news story I fled the scene in the hospital before the police got there. Itâ€™s obvious by this picture that the police were already there. It wasnâ€™t until hours later my girlfriends and my phone were flooded with phone calls saying that the Thai mafia were headed to the hospital to kill me did we leave. We understood that it is a very corrupt place so we had to flee and get in contact with the US Embassy. Funny how cropping a photo changes the whole story.â€