Suspect arrested in Oklahoma beating and robbery of Buddhist monk


Thai Buddhist monk Weera "Tony" Chulsuwan, with some of the rescue animals he cares for at his home in Spencer, OK

KFOR-TV reports that a teenage suspect has been arrested in the August 30 beating and robbery of Buddhist monk Weera “Tony” Chulsuwan near Oklahoma City, OK. Zachary Williams, 14, was driving a stolen car and attempted to flee from police on foot. A second suspect is still at large.

“I feel better,” said 66-year old Chulsuwan, “because they can’t…hurt anybody else like they did on me.”

Buddhadharma News previously reported on the robbery itself, as well as subsequent efforts within the Buddhist community to help Chulsuwan, who lives without running water or electricity on $350 per month, and cares for several rescue pets and horses.