The man was seen screaming, walking around naked, and flinging poo at onlookers.
Today on ‘Americans Behaving Badly,’ we give you Steve Cho, a New Yorker who caused a “most disgusting” scene at the Phuket International Airport in Thailand.
Last week Cho, a New Yorker waiting for a flight from Phuket to Incheon, South Korea, was arrested and taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation after stripping naked, ingesting Viagra, and flinging his own feces at horrified onlookers. Authorities were alerted after Cho was seen meandering through the departures area of the airport in the nude.
“This was the scariest and most disgusting thing I ever saw at an airport,” witness Wannee Ming told The Mirror. “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.”
Security finally intervened, and Cho was moved to a quieter area of the airport where he eventually calmed down and blamed his actions on a Viagra overdose, saying he had “taken too many sex drugs.” According to Pfizer, the makers of Viagra, the most common side effects of overuse include priapism, and sudden hearing and vision loss.
Poo flinging is not mentioned.
“To control the situation and to prevent any danger that might happen to other passengers, the officers had to arrest the man,” Phuket International Airport said in a statement. “The officers brought him to the walkway on the north side of the terminal to avoid other passengers and managed to calm him down at the Tourist Centre on the first floor. When he regained his composure he admitted that he took too many Viagra pills and lost consciousness.”
They added that he agreed to pay for any damages and that he clearly knew what he had done was wrong.
“He accepted responsibility to reimburse for any damages that he caused. His trip to Incheon was canceled and he was brought to Saku Police Station for further investigation.”