A drunk Russian man reportedly broke through a glass door of an entertainment venue on Pattaya’s Walking Street after being unable to pay for his drinks. The man also allegedly punched a pursuing guard’s face.
Pattaya police rushed to a nightlife venue, Dolls, on Pattaya Walking Street at 2:30 AM on Friday, July 29th, after a report that an intoxicated tourist had run through a glass door and sustained several cuts after having a verbal altercation with a staff member.
The Russian man was found intoxicated with injured wrists and an injured left arm. He told Pattaya municipal officials coming to his aid that his name was Viago, 25, without providing his last name immediately.
He reportedly tried to settle the dispute with the venue owner for breaking their glass door, which he had slammed into earlier, and also the guard who he had punched in the face for running after him. However, both were adamant that the man needed to negotiate at the Pattaya Police Station and declined Viago’s initial offer.
The injured guard “Noi”, 58, claimed to Pattaya police that the Russian man, Viago, entered the venue and ordered several alcoholic drinks. Viago then got intoxicated and asked for his bill, which was 900 baht. “He drew out his money, but it was mostly 20-baht bills, totaling only 500 baht, so the staff asked him to pay the rest of the amount at 400 baht.” Noi stated.
But suddenly, Viago allegedly pushed the staff away, dashed for the exit, and shouldered his way through the door onto the street. “He punched me in the face, breaking my lip, while I tried to chase him,” Noi told Pattaya police.
As of press time, it was unclear how the negotiation had turned out, and the Russian also did not give any clarifications about his actions. Venue owners were planning to seek complete recompense in the damages to their property and physical damage to their guard.