Bangkok taxi driver hacks American to death with Samurai sword over $1.60 fare

Posted by on Jul 08, 2013 at 10:43 am

A Bangkok taxi driver accused of using a Samurai sword to kill an American man for a $1.60 fare has been charged with murder.

Dramatic CCTV footage shows Chidchai Utmacha, 32, brandishing a 12-inch machete as he fights with 51-year-old Troy Lee Pilkington.

The driver has now confessed to pulling the bladed weapon from the boot of his car before hacking Mr Pilkington to death.

Utmacha can be seen fleeing the scene holding the sword.

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One Response to “Bangkok taxi driver hacks American to death with Samurai sword over $1.60 fare”

  1. Robert the Biker on 9/09/13 at 5:46 am

    Who writes this crap? A samurai sword suddenly morphs into a 12″ machete, but no one seems to pick up on it?
    I guess that would have spoiled the headline!