American Tourist Killed by Karaoke Band for Refusing to Stop Singing

An American man on vacation with his son in the popular tourist town of Krabi, Thailand, was reportedly stabbed to death by members of a local karaoke band for refusing to stop singing.

According to police chief Col. Taksin Pochakorn, 51-year-old Bobby Ray Carter Jr. and his 27-year-old son Adam had been throwing back a few at the Little Longhorn Saloon — a bar located near Ao Nang beach that promises "good music, funfunfun and friendly staff."

The bar's main attraction is a live karaoke band that takes requests, and a drunk Carter was availing himself of their services when things got out of hand.

"Witnesses said Carter got angry when the band played ‘Hotel California’ instead of the song he requested, and he refused to step down," Col. Pochakorn is quoted as saying.

The musicians then decided to take a break, but Carter continued hogging the stage, and refused to let anyone else have a turn.

A fight then broke out between the musicians and Carter after the latter asked the band members for his tip back.

Carter, his son, and the band took their altercation outside, where Carter was ultimately stabbed in the chest with an iron rod.

He was pronounced DOA at an area hospital.

Police arrested the three suspected assailants and charged them with causing death by physical attack.

[photo via Little Longhorn Saloon]