Three teenagers armed with a samurai sword and a golf club were arrested after having a public fight with their rivals and being uncooperative with Pattaya police officers.
Pattaya police were called to stop a fight involving a variety of weapons between two rival groups of Thai teenagers on Pattaya Beach in the Nongprue subdistrict of Banglamung at 2:00 AM this morning, October 28th.
The groups ran away in all directions as soon as they sighted the police. However, three male teenagers were arrested and taken to the Pattaya police station. Their weapons, including a one-meter-long samurai sword and a golf club, were impounded.
Pattaya police revealed to The Pattaya News that the suspects mocked the arresting officers, flipped them off, and pointed their weapons at the officers. After an interrogation, another group who stated that they were the victims showed up to file a police report, saying the three suspects tried to slash them with a samurai blade but missed.
None of the teenagers’ names were revealed to the press due to their ages. Pattaya police are proceeding with prosecution.
There have been multiple recent violent incidents on Pattaya Beach at night leading to increased police patrols as we previously reported here. Pattaya police say many of these incidents are sparked by rival groups drinking alcohol on the beach. While technically illegal, the law banning alcohol on the beach is widely ignored and loosely enforced.