Ex-Boyfriend of Passenger Mistakenly Attacks Pattaya Bolt Driver

Pattaya —

A Thai man mistakenly attacked a Bolt driver in Pattaya, thinking the driver was the new boyfriend of his former girlfriend.

On Thursday, April 4th, 2024, Mr. Pairat Songsod, a 40-year-old Bolt driver, filed a complaint with Pol. Lt. Phuttharak Sonkhamhan, Deputy Inspector of Investigation at Pattaya Police Station, after being assaulted by the ex-boyfriend of his female passenger, Ms. Kulrat (family name withheld), 24.

According to Mr. Pairat, he had parked his car, which was still running, at a bar on Chaiyapruek 1 Road, waiting to pick up Ms. Kulrat, his passenger, who he had never met before and who had booked a ride on the mobile Bolt application on the day of the incident. However, as the young woman was getting into the car, a young, unidentified man suddenly opened the door and started hitting Ms. Kulrat.

Feeling concerned for the woman, Mr. Pairat locked his car doors for safety. However, this angered the attacker, who mistakenly thought Mr. Pairat was Ms. Kulrat’s new boyfriend, according to the woman. The attacker then smashed the car’s driver-side window with a helmet and then threatened Mr. Pairat with a sharp iron bar. Fearing for his safety, Mr. Pairat sped away from the scene and filed a police report.

According to Ms. Kulrat, the attacker was her ex-boyfriend. They had broken up from their two-year relationship two months ago, but the ex-boyfriend had been stalking and harassing her. Ms. Kulrat had already filed a police report against him once before.

Pol. Lt. Phuttharak is reviewing CCTV footage from the area to identify and apprehend the attacker. Neither Ms. Kulrat nor Mr. Pairat was injured.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.