Police arrived at Bali Hai Pier around 12:45 a.m. Aug. 20 to find the unidentified 17-year-old restrained on the ground by police volunteers who came to the aid of 32-year-old Farhad Yazdan Damst.
Volunteers managed to grab only one of the attackers.
Bleeding from the head, Damst told police he had been staying in an apartment on Soi Arunothai when he’d gone for a stroll at Bali Hai. There he was approached by a woman and, quickly thereafter, a group of five to 10 Thai men who began assaulting him. Volunteers managed to grab only one.
Damst was given four stitches for the head wound at an area hospital.