Foreigner Knocks Out Kuwaiti Tourist in Pattaya, Police Launch Hunt

Pattaya —

A foreign man in Pattaya allegedly assaulted a Kuwaiti tourist, leaving him unconscious. Police are hunting for the suspect as of press time.

The incident occurred at 5:30 AM on July 10th, 2024 in South Pattaya on Soi Yensabai. Eyewitness 43-year-old Mr. Sompong Rueangkham, a chicken rice vendor, informed The Pattaya News that he saw a foreign man violently attacking a Kuwaiti tourist, acting aggressively, and revving his car engine, causing fear among people in the vicinity.

Mr. Sompong recounted witnessing the unidentified foreigner having a conflict with a Kuwaiti national. The perpetrator, believed to be Middle Eastern, arrived at the scene in a black Pajero with several companions. He confronted the Kuwaiti man, and a brawl ensued, resulting in the victim getting knocked out and lying on the ground. Mr. Sompong said the fight also involved a woman.

Mr. Sompong showed a video clip of the attack to The Pattaya News team. The video depicted both parties engaged in a struggle over a Thai woman, followed by a fistfight.

The perpetrator placed the victim in a chokehold and repeatedly punched him until he became unconscious and collapsed. When a bystander attempted to intervene, the perpetrator shoved them away and prevented anyone from helping the Kuwaiti tourist. The injured man regained consciousness and ran away, but the perpetrator pursued him, with around ten companions following closely behind.

The perpetrator was also filmed driving in a black Chevrolet Optra with no rear license plate. He rolled down the window, gesturing threateningly towards Mr. Sompong and his wife, the chicken rice shop owner, before loudly revving his engine.

The injured Kuwaiti tourist filed a police report at the Pattaya Police Station. Police only revealed that the victim sustained facial injuries and kept his name withheld. He was sent to the hospital for treatment and will be summoned for further questioning. Investigators are currently gathering evidence from witnesses and CCTV footage to apprehend the foreign suspect.


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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.