African becomes road-rage victim on Pratamnak Hill

Friday, 21 February 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 8 By  Boonlua Chatree

An African man in a hurry ended up the victim of road rage after a gang of Thai men broke his windshield.

Alaba Afesoc Rached, a gem exporter from the Ivory Coast, called police Feb. 12 to report that a group of several men pounded on his Ford sedan and broke the windscreen near a 7-Eleven on Pratamnak Soi 4.

Alaba Afesoc Rached was apparently the victim of local road rage.Alaba Afesoc Rached was apparently the victim of local road rage.

The victim said he was driving on Pratamnak Road behind a slow-moving car and decided to accelerate and overtake it. He then parked at the convenience store. But before he could exit the vehicle, three to four angry Thai men began pounding on the car and broke the windshield.

Frightened, he ran into the store to call police. Investigators are reviewing security footage to try and identify the assailants.

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