Australian pensioner, 72, who was floored by a single punch during a traffic dispute in Thailand grabbed a MACHETE from his car and smashed his attacker’s windscreen minutes earlier.
An Australian pensioner has been filmed removing a machete from his car in a road rage incident, moments before being the victim of a coward punch in Thailand.
Colin Gerrard, 72, was involved in a traffic dispute with a local man outside his daughter’s school in Pattaya, Thailand, at 4pm on Wednesday.
Mr Gerrard and a Thai man, 28-year-old Sumet Rungratanapan, were involved in a road rage incident that led to the 72-year-taking a machete to Mr Rungratanapan’s car.
Following the violent outburst from the Australian pensioner, the 28-year-old Thai man punched Mr Gerrard in the face, leaving the man unconscious.
Dash cam footage shows Mr Gerrard stopping his car in the middle of the road, before jumping out and removing a machete from the boot.
Moments before, Mr Rungratanapan can be seen in a black 4WD attempting to overtake the Australian man.
Mr Gerrard then walks over to the Thai man’s car, where he smashed a window using the machete.
Mr Gerrard returns to his car and proceeds to hit Mr Rungratanapan as he walked onto the road.
In another video, the two men can be seen speaking to a police officer after the attack.
The Thai man can be seen walking away before suddenly turning around and hitting the elderly man with a powerful blow.
The unexpected punch left Mr Gerrard unconscious for about one minute before he came to on the ground, blood pouring from a gash in his face.
Mr Rungratanapan, who runs a jewellery store, was wearing a large gold ring when he hit Mr Gerrard.
The Thai man explained he was trying to overtake the Australian when the violent machete attack occurred.
‘I was driving my car and I wanted to overtake but the foreigner didn’t want me to go in front of him. He moved the car in front of me,’ Mr Rungratanapan said.
‘After that I said sorry because I scratched his car but then the foreigner was shouting and swearing at me. It made me angry and I started to talk bad back to him.
‘The foreigner was shouting to stop the car and come outside. Why was he talking to me, a young person, saying come here, come here, so strongly?
‘Then I walked over to him and he took the knife and he attacked my car with it. I was so angry and I just punched him.’
Mr Gerrard can be heard in the video telling the officer he used the machete.
‘I bash[ed] his car,’ he tells the officer.
‘Basically I held the knife to stop him. I said “stop, stop”. He attacked me.’
Moments before the punch Mr Rungratanapan says ‘I have [a] clip’ and appears to watch footage of Mr Gerrard smashing his car before losing his temper.
A woman holding a child and filming the encounter – believed to be Mr Rungratanapan’s wife – says ‘How dare you? You cannot use [a] knife.’
Mr Gerrard was treated for a cut to the left side of his face before both men attended Pattaya City Police Station on Thursday for questioning.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Nakhonrat Nonsilad, deputy leader of investigations, said: ‘We have to hear both sides of the story and the injured man must get a medical certificate from the hospital as evidence of his injuries.
‘Neither man has been charged. We have to wait for the interrogation of all parties, interviews with witnesses and check CCTV footage.’ – Mailonline
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