A 70-year-old Australian man was allegedly punched in the face by an intoxicated tourist after trying to stop him from fighting with a motorcycle taxi rider.
The assault took place last night, September 23rd, at an intersection on Soi Buakhao in South Pattaya. The injured elderly man was only identified as Mr. Tony (70) and sustained a non-life threatening injury to his face. He was aided and taken to a hospital by rescue services.
Local media asked an eyewitness, Mrs. Suwan Jessen (54), about the incident. She said Mr. Tony saw an unidentified foreign tourist quarreling with a motorcycle taxi driver and went to stop the situation from escalating. However, the tourist punched Mr. Tony in the face for his intervention and walked away. The tourist also seemed heavily intoxicated, Mrs. Suwan added.
Pattaya police said they would question the motorcycle taxi driver for more information and review CCTV cameras around the area.
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