An unidentified western tourist destroyed items inside a Pattaya hotel toilet early on Thursday before he injured three policemen who tried to arrest him.
The tourist was badly injured later when he fell from the second floor of the hotel as he tried to escape through a window of the hotel in South Pattaya.
Since the tourist was too injured to be interrogated, police could not identify him.
Pattaya police were alerted at 10am that a tourist was destroying property inside a restroom on the second floor of the hotel.
When police approached him, he threw items at them and threatened to hit them with a stick. He then locked the toilet room door.
Police broke open the door to arrest him but could not overpower the man and he ran to the other side of the second floor naked to a Snooker lounge and broke open a window. He tried to climb out to escape but fell to the ground.
He was taken to Bang Lamung Hospital under police watch.
Staff of the hotel said they did not know the tourist. They said he simply walked into the hotel without clothes screaming and ran to the toilet room where he continued shouting and damaging things inside.
The following video may disturb sensitive viewers.
At 10:00 this morning, March 7th, 2019, police were called to a popular hotel in South Pattaya after reports that a mentally disturbed naked man who appeared to be in his forties was on a rampage. Witnesses and the video seem to suggest that the man was on drugs or intoxicated. It was originally believed the man was Thai however officials are now stating that he may be a Western tourist.The man barricaded himself in a basement restroom where police attempted to extract him and calm him down. The attempts failed as the man injured two police officers during the attempt. The man then proceeded to run to a Snooker hall in the hotel on the second floor in a showdown with police where he broke a window and jumped to the ground suffering serious injuries.He has been sedated and brought to a local hospital.Drug tests will be conducted on the man.The following video shows the shocking extraction attempt.
Posted by The Pattaya News on Wednesday, 6 March 2019