A drunken British man was beaten by a group of Thai men in Pattaya for allegedly causing a nuisance and angering the Thai men at a local convenience store this morning, September 3rd.
According to the store owner, Ms. Euaamporn Rattanamethakoson, 36, the British man, Mr. Elliott S., was making a nuisance of himself while heavily drunk and disrupted a group of young Thai men drinking at the store, causing the suspects to eventually lose their temper. As a result, the group beat the victim and escaped before Pattaya Police arrived.
The incident unfolded at about 5:10 AM on September 3rd at a local convenience shop in Soi Land Office, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province.
Police, The Pattaya News, and emergency responders were called to the scene and reported that the 35-year-old British national was heavily intoxicated and continuously shouting and cursing at them, challenging first responders to fights.
The authorities had to pacify the man before they could administer first aid to his injuries, which included lacerations on the head and eyebrows and a broken front tooth. They then rushed him to a local hospital.
According to the eyewitness and store owner, Ms. Euaamporn, she said that the British man entered her shop, seemingly heavily intoxicated, to buy ice. He then went to sit at the front of the shop near a group of Thai men who were drinking alcohol.
For unapparent reasons, according to the witness, the foreign man began relentlessly disturbing the men, causing them to become irritated and beat him as a result. Ms. Euaamporn emphasized that she had already told the foreigner to leave the men alone and go home, but he did not listen.
According to Pattaya police, the suspects have already been arrested.
Identified as Mr. Apichai Prawe and Mr. Denchai Khanteetao, both 28-years-old, the two were arrested at their rental room in Pattaya after the police tracked them down via CCTV camera from the shop.
The two Thai men admitted to attacking the victim, claiming that they only did so because the victim was blackout level drunk and disrupted them, continuing to bother them after they told him to go away. The British man also allegedly catcalled the girlfriend of one of the suspects, which made them go ballistic.
Nonetheless, the two men insisted that they did not use any weapon to attack the victim.
It is reported that the victim remains under close medical attention due to several injuries including intracranial bleeding.
The suspects are being detained and will be charged for their action, police said.
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