The glass aquarium where Lindgaard allegedly
kept his snake.
A Norwegian man jailed in 2009 for stabbing an
electrician over loud music was killed by a cobra he let sleep in his bed.
workers were finally able to entice the cobra out of Lindgaard’s bed and
onto the floor where they were better able to capture it.
Per Christian Lindgaard, 60, was discovered in his
second-floor New Nordic Apartments residence Dec. 2, about eight days after
he apparently died of several bite wounds from the snake, which was lying on
the bed next to the nude body. Authorities safely removed the reptile before
taking away Lindgaard’s body for further examination.
New Nordic housekeeper Oranut Prasit said Lindgaard kept
the snake in a glass tank in his room, but often slept with the creature.
He’d previously been treated several times for bite wounds.
It was not the first time trouble has visited the
Norwegian’s room. In September 2009 Lindgaard was arrested for stabbing a
New Nordic electrician who had cut off his electricity after repeated
requests to get the Norseman to turn down his loud music. The man, who was
stabbed in the stomach, was hospitalized for several days and Lindgaard was
arrested and jailed.
A friend who owns the Bom Didy beer bar said the Norseman
reappeared at the Pratamnak Soi 4 drinking hole a month later showing off
receipts for how much he paid to get out from under the charges. Known as a
trouble-maker at the Soi 4 bars, the bar owner said the Norwegian talked
often about his snake encounters and was unsurprised when told of
Lindgaard’s death from snake bites.