A foreign man believed to be intoxicated reportedly assaulted a female kebab shop owner in Pattaya. The victim said her attacker refused to pay for the food he had ordered.
Police rushed to halt a fight that broke up in the middle of Pattaya near the opposite of the Flipper House Hotel early this morning, March 24th. At 2 AM, the officers confronted a foreign man whom they described as being heavily intoxicated and frustrated.
The man, identified only as Martin with Danish nationality, had his shirt ripped off by a female kebab shop owner, Ms. Thanita Panwai. The 44-year-old woman told police she had to pull his shirt to prevent him from running away after he had thrown a bottle of ketchup at her and hit her in the face.
Thanita suffered facial swellings. She claimed Martin suddenly attacked her when she asked him to pay for the three kebabs that he had ordered. The food cost only 210 baht, and the foreigner reportedly became enraged at the price and smacked the victim in the face according to her.
Moreover, while police were investigating the incident, the Danish man snuck in another attack at the woman directly in front of law enforcement officers, having pulled her by the hair and smashed her head into a pole. Martin was immediately arrested and later put in jail for his brazen behavior.
Police said they planned to detain the man until he sobered up. The officers also instructed Thanita to visit a hospital to have her body checked and obtain documents in order to file legal charges against the man.
As for the suspect, he refused to speak to the media and was described as uncooperative by police.