Drunken civil-defense volunteer arrested for molesting woman

Friday, 11 November 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 45 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

A Pattaya civil-defense volunteer was arrested for molesting a woman on Beach Road, but was released after a co-worker said he wasn’t right in the head.

A drunk Bancha Pimyoying, 43, and his drinking buddy, Thappraya civil-defense volunteer Pichet Rumruay, 31, were apprehended on Beach Road at Soi 6 after midnight Nov. 2. They were positively identified by a 30-year-old woman identified only as “Ann” as the two men who had stopped her in front of the Mike Shopping Mall. As they blocked her way, she said, Bancha squeezed her breast, than fled on a motorbike.

Civil-defense volunteer Bancha Pimyoying, brought in for molesting a woman on Beach Road, has been released with a warning. Civil-defense volunteer Bancha Pimyoying, brought in for molesting a woman on Beach Road, has been released with a warning.

Bancha confessed to assaulting the woman, but was defended by a fellow volunteer, who claimed the man charged with ensuring safety in Pattaya hasn’t been quite right ever since sustaining a head injury.

Ann declined to press charges under the condition the thrill-seeker be fired from his volunteer job. Police passed their findings and her wishes onto Bancha’s supervisor.

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