NAKED MAN IN AIR­PORT RAGES THROUGH TER­MI­NAL

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A NAKED Amer­i­can tourist was wres­tled to the ground at an air­port af­ter over­dos­ing on Vi­a­gra, strip­ping off and then chuck­ing POO at fel­low pas­sen­gers.

Steve Cho was nabbed as he wan­dered through the de­par­ture hall of Phuket In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Thailand.

The 27-year-old, from New York, was de­stroy­ing goods and yelling while throw­ing his own fae­ces at staff and ter­ri­fied mem­bers of the pub­lic.

He was even­tu­ally stopped by six se­cu­rity guards and air­port staff be­fore be­ing ar­rested by the air­port’s tourist po­lice.

On­looker Wan­nee Ming, 28, said: “This was the scari­est and most dis­gust­ing thing I ever saw at an air­port.

“I stayed away from the man in case he at­tacked any­body. The air­port staff tried to make him calm down. They were talk­ing to him but he ig­nored them.

“It was very bad. The air­port did a good job to con­trol him.”

Mr Cho re­port­edly told po­lice he had “taken too many sex drugs”, apol­o­gised for his out­burst and agreed to pay any dam­ages.

A state­ment from Phuket In­ter­na­tional Air­port said: “When he re­gained his com­po­sure, he ad­mit­ted that he took too many Vi­a­gra pills and lost con­scious­ness.

“He ac­cepted re­spon­si­bil­ity to re­im­burse for any dam­ages that he caused.”

Mr Cho was taken to a lo­cal po­lice sta­tion be­fore of­fi­cers sent him to a nearby hos­pi­tal for medical checks and a rou­tine psy­chi­atric as­sess­ment.

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