Police in Phuket are combing the Thai island looking for Junie Browning after the troubled 26-year-old UFC castoff allegedly started a brawl in a local bar where he assaulted several patrons before attacking the victims again at a hospital later in the night.
Here’s what went down according to The Phuket News:
The owner of the bar reported to police that the American had arrived at the bar in a furious mood.
She alleged that he bullied her customers and staff, and smashed glasses and furniture.
Some of the customers tried to intervene, which provoked a brawl. This ended up with those involved, including the American, being sent to Patong Hospital. Browning then fled.
Two people are still at Patong Hospital today.
The Phuket Wan paints a similar picture of what happened:
Earlier in the night, Mr Browning allegedly was seen beating up on an expat woman in a bar in Patak Road Karon. He also lashed out at Thai female staff when they tried to intervene, police said.
Four other tourists from Australia and the US also attempted to intervene but Mr Browning lashed out at them, too, police said. The brawling continued when all the participants were taken for treatment at Patong Hospital.
Here are some photos of a seemingly intoxicated and irate Junie taken at the hospital during part two of his melee.
Judging by past history, the reports fit “The Lunatik’s” MO to a “T.”
During filming for TUF 8, he threw drinking glasses at housemate Shane Primm and was nearly kicked off the show by UFC president Dana White.
You may also recall that this isn’t the first time Junie has started trouble in an emergency department. Back in 2009, he was arrested and accused of assaulting three nurses in Vegasafter he was rushed to the hospital after being discovered by his then-girlfriend unconscious from a suicide attempt drug overdose. At the hospital he allegedly pushed a female nurse, punched a male nurse and kicked another male nurse before threatening to rape their families and was subsequently charged with assault and battery.
Police in Phuket are monitoring the airport to ensure that Browning doesn’t flee the country.