(THE SUN) -- 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.
The CCTV also shows him re-enacting the alleged attack for the police.
Local media say Utmacha chased after Mr Pilkington when he refused to pay his taxi fare on the Thai capital’s Sukhumvit Road on Saturday.
Utmacha told police Mr Pilkington accused him of rigging the taxi’s metre before storming out while they sat in traffic.
He also claimed the American threw a cup of coffee at him after he demanded the money.
Police Lt Col Teerayut Maiplaeng said Mr Pilkington worked for the machinery company Caterpillar and had lived in Thailand for at least three years.
They were able to identify Utmacha from the CCTV and arrested him yesterday.
He has been charged with murder and carrying a weapon in public without reasonable cause. Read article via The Sun...