UPDATE: Taxi motorbike driver facing assault charges says he attacked Chilean man because he was annoying

Pattaya –

A taxi motorbike driver who assaulted a Chilean man on Walking Street this morning that was caught on CCTV has reportedly admitted that he was getting annoyed with a Chilean man who was drunk and kept asking him for a ride.

The suspect is facing charges of offences against another person causing injury to body or mind.

Mr. Salvatore Andres Castromedina, 24, a Chilean national, filed a report regarding the alleged assault around 2:00 A.M. this morning to Captain Puttarak Sornkamharn of the Pattaya City Police. He had broken his nose and his clothes and face were covered in blood.

Read more about our previous story in the link below.

https://thepattayanews.com/2021/02/25/chilean-man-injured-suffers-broken-nose-after-being-attacked-by-pattaya-taxi-motorbike-driver-caught-on-camera/?fbclid=IwAR27ZEKBzMRpUmttttPMvokIbCam4Da9lIM_tuMDPahhORzcExuk2H8QEkY

At 10:00 A.M, Pattaya City Police Chief Colonel Pisit Poonsap along with Lieutenant Colonel Somboon Euasamanmaitree of the Pattaya Tourist Police arrested a Thai national, Mr. Amorn ‘Jeab’ Boonmee. He was arrested at his home in Soi Bonkai in Nongprue.

Read more about our previous story in the link below.

https://thepattayanews.com/2021/02/25/update-taxi-motorbike-driver-suspect-arrested-after-attacking-chilean-man-on-pattaya-walking-street/

This afternoon, a team of police led by the Chonburi Provincial Police Deputy Commander Colonel Korrawat Janpradit revealed more details to the Pattaya press.

Mr. Amorn, the suspect, reportedly admitted to police, “The Chilean man was very drunk. The Chilean kept asking me for a ride but was heavily intoxicated.”

“There was a problem with language communication in which we both did not understand each other. I asked the Chilean man to find another taxi motorbike driver as I thought he was too drunk and annoying me.” Amorn stated.

“I am a person who easily gets annoyed and angry with anything. My anger led me to assault the Chilean man after he would not leave me alone and kept drunkenly bothering me for a ride when I said no. I am sorry for what I have done to him.” Amorn concluded.

Another taxi motorbike driver, who was nearby the scene, Mr. Rittisak Kansumanoe, told Pattaya Police, “I don’t know what was going on between them before but the Chilean man asked me to take him to the police station when he approached me covered in his own blood.”

Colonel Korrawat said, “At this stage the suspect is facing charges of offence against another person causing injuries to one’s body or mind.”

Mr. Salvatore said thank you to the Pattaya City Police and the Pattaya Tourist Police for helping him and quickly arresting the suspect. Pattaya Police apologized on behalf of the city and gave the victim a gift basket.

Story by The Pattaya News

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