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Tourist’s Viagra-fuelled airport faeces-throwing rampage

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An American tourist has stripped naked in the departure hall at Phuket International Airport, rampaged through the airport screaming incoherently and throwing his own faeces at staff and public – and then blamed it all on the erection drug Viagra.

New Yorker Steve Cho, 27, was described by Russia’s Sputnik news service as a South Korean who also holds a US passport. He was waiting for a flight to Incheon, South Korea, when he suddenly went berserk.

Video of the incident shows Cho walking through the airport naked and later being overwhelmed by security agents. Mercifully the video spares viewers the more revolting aspects of Cho’s alleged behaviour.

Cho is said to have rampaged through shops destroying goods while yelling incoherently and hurling faeces.

A statement from Phuket International Airport said that when Cho recovered his composure he confessed to taking a large number of Viagra pills, overdosing and losing consciousness.

He reportedly apologised for his actions and offered to pay for the damage. Cho was taken to hospital for psychiatric assessment and remains in custody.

London’s Sun newspaper quoted onlooker Wannee Ming, 28, saying: “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.”

Written by Peter Needham