Violent Incidents Involving Homeless People Rise in Pattaya

Banglamung –

A homeless man has sustained injuries after he was attacked by a younger homeless teen in the Pattaya area.

Emergency responders were notified of the incident on Friday (May 5th) near an abandoned house in Soi Thep Prasit 17 in Nongprue. They and the Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find an unidentified homeless man aged around 50 bleeding heavily.

Four severe wounds were found on the homeless man’s shoulder and head. He was taken to a nearby hospital for medical assistance.

A witness, identified only as Mrs. Aoi, 48, told the Pattaya News that the injured man asked a homeless teenager to fix a bicycle but came off as threatening to the suspect, which turned into a verbal and then physical altercation involving glass bottles and a knife.

The Pattaya News noted that there were now four incidents recently which have involved homeless people fighting in Pattaya and city officials have said this has become a serious issue.

One of these incidents involved a homeless man attacking a young massage shop worker in Jomtien with a stick for no particular reason.

In another incident a homeless man was seriously injured by a homeless woman with a knife, with both parties having very different stories.

In the most public incident, one homeless man stabbed another homeless man at a viewing of a movie at a Wat Chai Temple Fair with dozens of witnesses in South Pattaya.

Earlier today, a homeless man was found dead of unknown causes on Pattaya’s Walking Street as we reported here.


Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.