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Old 12-16-2011, 06:19 AM
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In addition to what I posted above, here is Thailand's Phuket Gazette

Looks like he'll be going to a Thai prison soon.

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Manhunt launched for Phuket MMA brawler
Phuket Gazette – Wednesday, December 14, 2011 3:06:47 PM

An image of Junie Browning that appears on his Facebook page.

PHUKET: American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Junie Browning is the subject of an island-wide manhunt following two brawls in Phuket on Sunday and his subsequent escape from Patong Hospital.

The manhunt was launched following local media reports that an unnamed American man had been involved in a brawl at a bar in Karon.

The man then continued fighting with several foes at Patong Hospital, where all the people involved in the fracas had been sent for treatment. He later escaped the facility and has not been seen since.

The identity of the man has now been confirmed as Junie Allen Browning, a 27-year-old originally from Lexington in the US state of Kentucky.

Tianchai Duangsuwan of the Chalong Police told the Gazette this morning, “We have searched everywhere, but we still haven’t found him. I have heard that he was at one boxing stadium in Chalong, but we couldn't find him there.”

The search has now been expanded outside of Chalong Police District, which covers the south of the island. Mr Browning’s Facebook page lists his current place of residence as Thalang, the district that covers the north.

Lt Tianchai confirmed that Immigration Police have been contacted and are closely monitoring Immigration checkpoints at both Phuket International Airport and the land checkpoint at Tah Chat Chai.

An MMA insider on the island told the Gazette that Mr Browning had an anger management problem that worsened considerably when he drank alcohol.

“This does not shock me at all. I was just waiting for him to screw up and get caught. It’s really too bad. When sober he can be a really nice guy, and he is a very talented fighter when he applies himself,” said the source.

Browning, who once appeared in the reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter, is known to have been in training at a long-established Muay Thai camp in Chalong. However, he has not appeared at the camp in months, a source there confirmed.

According to a report on the MMA Weekly website, Browning posted an update on his Facebook page after the alleged brawl.

“Wow what a helluva weekend,” wrote Browning “Some [expletive] named Sie Menzies and about 10 of his friends started a fight with me. I guess just to test a ‘UFC fighter guy’ at this [expletive] little bar in Karon, Thailand. Had a beer bottle and glass mug shattered on my head, then to make everything better, stabbed severely by some crazy Thai [expletive].

“On a positive note, I managed to break a few orbital bones, at least a couple jaws, and (left) some unconscious bodies laying on the ground before I blacked out from loss of blood and apparently had to be resuscitated in the ambulance. So, how was your weekend?”

Browning has run afoul of the law before, MMA Weekly reported.

In 2009, he was arrested after taking a handful of pills in an alleged suicide attempt, before assaulting several nurses at a local Las Vegas hospital.

The brawl in Karon also reportedly involved his attacking some female bar staff.

However, Browning adamantly denied this in his most recent Facebook posting, which reads:

“Apparently in the news they are saying their were women involved, that is 100% a croc of sh*t! The only women involved was a Thai women friend of theirs that sliced my forearm open with a 6-inch blade. At no point was any women involved. Even at the hospital I was nothing but polite to every member of their staff. Not until a little birdy told me that the person that hit me with the mug was in the next room did I explode. I immediately sprinted over there and knocked him unconscious with one blow. Phuket law enforcement are very corrupt and apparently the guys that jumped me know more people than I do. I have multiple stitches over my head and body, you don’t have to be [expletive] Stephen Hawkins to realize a women did not do this to me.”

– Stephen Fein
Phuket,Thailand
15:06 local time (GMT +7)
And another article from Phuket Wan. This one has a lot more details of the people involved. Australians and Americans were injured in the brawl.

The also call him "Julie" in his mention below the photo

http://phuketwan.com/tourism/phuket-...st-head-15173/
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Julie Allen Browning looks up to see what's happening at Patong Hospital
Photo by phuketwan.com

Phuket 'Lunatic' on the Loose, or How the Native Lost its Head

By Alan Morison and Sert Tongdee
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

PHUKET: A police alert continued on Phuket today for an American celebrity fighter known as ''The Lunatic'' after he brawled his way from a bar through a hospital emergency ward and out into the night.

While Junie Allen ''The Lunatic'' Browning has been updating his Facebook page with his version of Sunday's events, a steady stream of victims have also been giving Phuket police their own accounts of what took place at the Native Bar in Patak Road in Karon, a popular seaside district of Phuket.

It would be hugely stretching the truth, though, to describe the Phuket police interest in Browning, 27, as a manhunt.

Throwing punches in a bar or even a hospital does not bring a massive police reaction in most places, let alone on a casual holiday island like Phuket.

Even when there's an alleged killer on the loose, as was the case a year back with Lee ''Pitbull'' Aldhouse, another Thai boxing brawler, the word manhunt is a bit of a stretch.

No, a police alert is about as strong as it gets on Phuket, short of a hunt for murder suspects.

What it means is that Mr Browning would be unwise to try to fly off Phuket, and he might even get caught if he tries to ride off the island through the northern Tachatchai checkpoint exit, where expats are not usually looked at twice.

Mr Browning's comments on Facebook were also more corrections than taunts, as if the former cage fighter wanted to prop up his imaginary legend by dismissing claims that he struck a woman or two on Phuket, even if they happened to have struck him first.

Meanwhile, a procession of complaints began yesterday at Chalong Police Station, in southern Phuket, from those who had recovered from the brawl at the Native Bar.

Foremost among them was Sukanya Sisomboon, 25, who owns the bar. She told police she wanted Mr Browning to pay for the damage. No doubt there are a few broken chairs as well as the cuts and bruises.

Three Australians also lodged complaints at Chalong Police Station: Younis Essamelain, 27, Gear Smits, 68, and Simon Wilson Menzies, 32, who may or may not be the same Simon Wilson Menzies who allegedly sparked a bomb scare on an aircraft back in April.

Still in Patong Hospital recovering today was an American, Castro Mury, 32, who appears to have had more attention from Mr Browning than most.

Despite Mr Browning's Facebook denials, the gist of the happenings at the Native Bar in Phuket's Karon district was that Mr Browning was beating up on his female friend, and that a succession of bar staff and tourists interceded, and he proceeded to deal with them.

Apparently a man with few alternatives beyond physical violence, Mr Browning dealt with the same people again at Patong Hospital, where the Phuket bar's brawlers were all taken with bruises and breaks.

Since Sunday, the only place that Mr Browning has been spotted is on his Facebook page, where he delivered not one but two messages in the wake of the Phuket shake.

"Wow what a helluva weekend,'' Browning wrote in his first post. ''Some [expletive] named Sie Menzies and about 10 of his friends started a fight with me. I guess just to test a 'UFC fighter guy' at this [expletive] little bar in Karon, Thailand. Had a beer bottle and glass mug shattered on my head, then to make everything better, stabbed severely by some crazy Thai [expletive]. On a positive note, I managed to break a few orbital bones, at least a couple jaws, and (left) some unconscious bodies laying on the ground before I blacked out from loss of blood and apparently had to be resuscitated in the ambulance. So, how was your weekend?''

Less droll and perhaps more sober was the second posting of the fighter who was a regular performer at a Friday night stadium on Phuket:

''Apparently in the news they are saying their were women involved, that is 100% a croc of [expletive]! The only women involved was a Thai women friend of theirs that sliced my forearm open with a 6-inch blade. At no point was any women involved. Even at the hospital I was nothing but polite to every member of their staff. Not until a little birdy told me that the person that hit me with the mug was in the next room did I explode. I immediately sprinted over there and knocked him unconscious with one blow. Phuket law enforcement are very corrupt and apparently the guys that jumped me know more people than I do. I have multiple stitches over my head and body, you don't have to be [expletive] Stephen Hawkins to realize a women did not do this to me.''

Phuket Police Captain Teanchai Dungsuwan, who is leading the investigation and keen to talk with Mr Browning, believes his man is probably still on Phuket.

Mind you, they thought the same about ''Pitbull'' Aldhouse, until he turned up at an airport in Britain.
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